The Ministry of Justice voted a six-month disciplinary action against a prosecutor who was investigated last year for harassing a woman who was on the road while intoxicated.
On the 4th, the Ministry of Justice announced that as a result of voting at the Prosecutors’ Disciplinary Committee on the previous day (3rd), with a majority vote, it had decided that the level of disciplinary action against the former chief A’s prosecutors was reduced to 6 months.
The disciplinary committee judged that the act of the former chief prosecutor A was a violation of the duty to maintain dignity, but it was difficult to regard it as gross negligence as sexual harassment was not recognized.
A former chief prosecutor is accused of having inappropriate physical contact after chasing a woman walking on the street near Yangjeong Station on the Busan Metro Line 1 at around 11 pm on June 1 last year.
A, the former chief prosecutor was arrested as a current offender by the police who received 112 reports from the victim and dispatched.
On the 6th of the same month, the Ministry of Justice said, “According to the prosecutor general’s request for suspension of execution (Article 8 of the Prosecutor’s Discipline Act), the former chief prosecutor A’s duties were suspended for two months.” Afterwards, the former chief prosecutor A was ordered to another prosecutor’s office, and he was relegated to the deputy chief prosecutor.
Afterwards, the Busanjin Police Department in Busan sent the former chief prosecutor A to the prosecution with the opinion of the prosecution on charges of forced harassment. However, the prosecution decided that the actions of former chief prosecutor A were not intentional and dismissed him without prosecution.