Regarding the unusual situation in which 7 positions were reversed within 2 hours of the police appointment as the police chief of police yesterday, a police official said, “The cross check between the presidential office, the Ministry of Public Administration and Security, and the police did not work. But that didn’t go well,” he explained.
“There was a problem with communication with the Ministry of Public Administration and Security,” he said.
In response, the Ministry of Public Administration and Security said, “It is a confusion that occurred because personnel data in the intermediate review stage were notified in advance.”
At around 7:15 pm on the 21st, the police announced the appointment of Yoo Jae-seong, the cyber director of the National Investigation Headquarters of the National Police Agency, as the head of the investigation bureau of the National Investigation Headquarters of the National Police Agency yesterday (21st).
However, two hours after the announcement, Yoon Seung-young, the head of the autonomous police department of the Chungnam Police Agency, was appointed as the head of the National Investigation Bureau, and the positions of the seven subjects were reversed and announced.
The police said yesterday, “The interim personnel plan was announced during the consultation process due to a mistake by the police working-level staff, and it was later revised to the final draft.” .
Regarding this, Minister of the Interior and Safety Lee Sang-min said today, “The National Police Agency itself first announced before the president’s approval, so there was a problem, and the president paid only once at 10 pm.”
Regarding the remark, an official from the National Police Agency said, “It is true that the personnel plan was announced before the president’s approval.”
High-ranking officials, including the police chief, are recommended by the Commissioner General of the National Police Agency in accordance with the Police Civil Service Act, and are appointed by the President through the Prime Minister on the recommendation of the Minister of Public Administration and Security.