Extra! Korea

October 4, 2009

Police ordered to pay for negligence leading to death

Filed under: crime, safety — extrakorea @ 10:02 am

Police officers have been ordered to pay 10 million won to the family of a man who perished after being in their custody.

According to court records, Lee passed out outside on a rainy day in December 2006 in Pohang, North Gyeongsang Province. He was taken to a nearby police sub-station but left uncared for despite his calls for medical attention. Five hours later, he was taken to a hospital but declared dead on arrival.

“The deceased showed signs of being seriously ill that were not common for a person who was drunk,” Senior Judge Lee Jun-ho said in the ruling. “Police officers on the scene didn’t even bother to do CPR or any other measures to help him.”

1 Comment »

  1. 10 million won? That’s almost an insult.

    Comment by Teadrinker — October 5, 2009 @ 11:09 am

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