The police investigate all cases of stalking across the country
Plan to use ‘Temporary Measure No. 4’ actively
Shindang Station Murder Stalking Suspect’s Identity
The police have decided to carry out a full investigation into cases of stalking across the country.
Commissioner Yoon Hee-geun said at a meeting held at the police building in Migeun-dong, Seodaemun-gu on the morning of the 19th, “We will investigate all cases of stalking that the police currently have or have already decided not to appeal.”
He also emphasized that “there are possible emergency measures under the current law.”
According to the ‘Penalty Act Related to Stalking’, which came into force on 21 October last year, if temporary measure 4 is applied, the offender can be detained in a detention center or detention center for up to a month.
As a countermeasure for the murder case at Sindang Station, Commissioner Yoon suggested ▲ a national investigation into the stalking case which was decided not to be sent, ▲ active use of Temporary Measure No. 4, ▲ forming an advisory body with the prosecution, and ▲ expand on the crime victim checklist.
Specifically, Commissioner Yoon said, “I will create an advisory body with the prosecution.” “When a stalking report came in, it was passed through documents. Now, through the advisory body, the process is shortened and the publication of a court warrant and interim measures decision is realistic. The goal is to decide.”
Commissioner Yoon said, “It’s a fine for breaking emergency measures. I think the actual sanctions are weak.” He said, “(The Ministry of Justice) will make a judgment to raise a criminal penalty.”
The ‘Penalty Act Related to Stalking’ sets out urgent emergency measures (fines of up to 10 million won in the event of an offence) and temporary measures (up to 2 years in prison or fines of up to 20 million earned in case of offending) to prevent repetition and to block access to victims to protect victims does
In addition, Commissioner Yoon said, “I wish the deceased a speedy recovery and express my deepest condolences to the bereaved family once again as the Commissioner.” We will do everything we can to ensure it,” he said.
Meanwhile, on the afternoon of the 19th, the personal information of Jeon Joo-hwan (31, arrested), a suspect in the ‘Stalking and Murder at Sindang Station’ on Seoul Subway Line 2, was released.
Jeon, an employee of the Seoul Transportation Corporation, is accused of stabbing and killing a female station worker A (28), who had been stalking for three years in a women’s restroom at the station around 9 pm on the 14th .
Kim Hyun-deok, reporter at Hankyung.com firstname.lastname@example.org