A suspect's childhood photo is posted by the public security bureau of Zhenxiong county, Yunnan Province. (Photo/Screenshot)
Screenshot shows apology letter posted by the public security bureau of Zhenxiong county for using four suspects' childhood photos in a wanted circular.
The public security bureau in Zhenxiong county of Zhaotong city in Southwest China's Yunnan province apologized in a letter on Wednesday for using four suspects' childhood photos in a wanted notice.
The letter, posted on the bureau's official account on WeChat, said they were unable to find the suspects' recent photos, so they used their childhood photos in the wanted circular issued on Tuesday.
The bureau later apologized and posted a new wanted notice without the suspects' childhood photo.
It also asked the public to check and support the bureau's work and actively provide clues to assist the public security organs to capture these criminal suspects.
On Mar 19, the bureau issued a wanted circular and offered a reward for 100 wanted suspects allegedly involved in criminal syndicate-related cases or serious violent crimes. But some posted photos did not match the suspects' actual age, which sparked an online debate.