“Six incumbent policemen are targets in the investigation. One has been booked on charges of dereliction of duty in the process of handling a report on an underage customer of the club. Three have been booked for abuse of power and leaking confidential information to protect high-ranking police officers,” said Rep. Lee Eun-jae of the Liberty Korea Party after a closed-door committee briefing by National Police Agency Chief Min Gap-ryong.
Lee added a former police officer had been arrested and booked on charges of acting as a broker in the case concerning an underage clubgoer.
|Chief of the National Police Agency Min Gap-ryong attend a briefing with the National Assembly's intelligence committee on Tuesday. (Yonhap)|
Police are conducting an internal investigation on two police officers tied to a petition filed by whistleblower Kim Sang-kyo with the country’s human rights agency, which alleged that police violated his basic rights last November when he called police for help.
Meanwhile, Rep. Kim Min-ki of the ruling Democratic Party said the woman who had received a copy of a CD alleged to contain footage showing ex-Vice Justice Minister Kim Hak-eui’s face submitted the recorded clip to police on March 19, 2012. She had received the copy from a man who found the CD in a car that he had been asked to bring back from Yoon Jung-cheon, who had borrowed the car from the woman.
This is six days after the date SMEs and Startups Minister nominee Park Young-sun claimed to have notified then-Justice Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn concerning Kim Hak-eui’s alleged sex bribery and sexual assault.
Last week, Park posted three tweets that included a printed 2013 weekly calendar showing her meeting with Hwang Kyo-ahn scheduled for March 13, 2013 at 4:40p.m. Park was the head of the National Assembly’s Legislation and Judiciary Committee at the time.
By Kim Bo-gyung (firstname.lastname@example.org)