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.
- Fleeing Korea while under Police/Prosecutor Investigation: International Hold in Korea
- Bail Granted in Korea for Alleged Violations of Korean Banking Laws
- Child Abuse in Korea – “Professionals” Required to Report Crime: Sentences Increased & Police Receiving More Training on the Needs of Victims
- Korea Enforcing Laws: Seoul Police Arrests Union Leader
- Korean Entrapment Law: Korean Criminal Procedure Law Basics
- Preparation for Korean Police & Prosecutor Interrogations & Witness/Defendant Questioning at Korean Courts
- Mr. Song Sings a Sobering Song of Freedom: “Emergency Situation” as a Defense to Drunk Driving Charge in Korea Upheld
- Korea’s Criminal Procedure Act: Pre-Trial Detention in Korea
- Good Criminal Lawyers in Korea Obtain Non-Guilty Verdicts
- Confession Prior to Arrest in Korea: Korean Sentencing Law Basics