Prosecution And Police Explain Reason For Lack Of Action On 2016 Case Involving B.I

The prosecutor’s office presented an explanation as to why the 2016 case involving B.I and “A” was not investigated further.

A recent report from KBS’s “9 O’Clock News” revealed that the police had forwarded an investigative report on B.I at the time of the case, raising questions about why the prosecution did not continue to investigate the case after receiving the report.

At a press conference that was held on June 18, second deputy director Lee Soo Kwon of Suwon District Prosecutor’s Office stated, “At the time, the police only forwarded the case about ‘A,’ who exchanged KakaoTalk messages with [B.I] that suggested the purchase of drugs. [B.I] was not a target of investigation. The prosecution questioned ‘A’ once, but the questioning did not proceed smoothly because she was crying continuously. [B.I] was not mentioned during the questioning.”

Second deputy director Lee Soo Kwon added that they had received from the police a two-page internal investigation report that mentioned B.I’s name. The prosecution understood this to mean that the police were conducting an internal investigation and did not carry out a separate investigation on their part.

The police state that because “A” testified in her third investigation that she did not deliver any drugs to B.I, they deemed the suspicions on B.I invalid and closed the internal investigation.

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