Ex-police chief arrested for alleged cover-up of revenge
A Seoul court issued an arrest warrant late Thursday for a former Seoul police station chief accused of trying to cover up an alleged assault involving a local tycoon, according to Yonhap News Agency.
Jang Hee-gon, the former head of the Namdaemun Police Station in downtown Seoul, is suspected of abusing power and neglecting duty by ordering subordinates to stop an investigation into the case involving Kim Seung-youn, chairman of Hanwha Group.
Jang effectively held up the case for more than a month until it attracted wide media attention in late April.
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