Former Heads of Police deny allegations of any involvement with the controversial Kakaotalk chatroom

Jun Ko, March 14, 2019, 4:35 p.m.


Two former heads of police have denied any allegations of their involvement with the controversial Kakaotalk chatroom. Head of National Police Agency, Min Gap-ryong had held an emergency press conference on March 14th to confirm, "that someone with the position of a police chief/prosecutor's office chief was involved in a chatroom with Jung Joon Young." The mentioned chatroom was seen to hold the occupants: a close celebrity to Jung and employees of a famous club in Gangnam. 

Lee Sang-won, former head of the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency, and Kang Shin-myung, former chief of the National Police Agency, denied being involved with the chatroom.

Lee Sang-won shared that he was the police chief handling the situation and how there was no way he was connected to the club 'Burning Sun': "I've never worked in Gangnam, Seoul and I don't know where the club 'Burning Sun' is. I used to work at the main offices in Seoul. I worked at the Seoul Metropolitan Government Complex and the Eunpyeong Police Station. There is no possibility of my connection with 'Burning Sun'." 

Kang Shin-myung denied the allegations by stating he didn't know Seungri and that he wasn't related to the issue. 

However, the truth has yet to be determined. Lawyer Hang Jeong-hyun had made an appearance on the CBS radio 'Kim Hyung-jung's News Show' and claimed that Yoo (the CEO of Yuri Holdings and Seungri's business partner) had texted a chief of police. 

Police investigation is currently ongoing as Seungri and Jung Joon Young have been detained for interrogation. 

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