In a bold move to prevent the police from abandoning the investigation into the mysterious drowning of a 22-year-old medical student in the Han River two months ago, the victim’s father filed criminal charges against his son’s drinking companion that night, “Mr. A”. Even with no plausible explanation to explain how Son Jung Min ended up missing for five days with unexplained head injuries, it was widely expected that the police would conclude its investigation and rule the case an accidental drowning or suicide.
However, with Son Jung Min’s father filing two charges against the prime person in question, he has prompted the police department to delay their decision as to whether to wrap up their investigation or add an additional month. Yet, with this move, Son Jung Min’s father now has the option of sending the case to the prosecution regardless of the police department’s final assessment. The prosecution can reject the case, but with heavy public interest and a potential political touchdown for prosecutors, there’s a chance that there may be a reinvestigation.
But does the “recent biggest-ever reshuffle of prosecutors” at the Justice Ministry have anything to do with the replacement of “prosecutors leading politically sensitive investigations” on this case? Find out more in the video!
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Reply to each question in about 60 seconds or less:
1. How does this case make you feel? How do you feel about this case?
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Signal Season #1: https://amzn.to/2TdLWIE
Forensic Files “Drowning Sorrows”: https://amzn.to/3wa3W59
Introduction to Forensic Psychology: https://amzn.to/3518MFZ