Police said Tuesday they are investigating 16 people for their violent acts during rallies after the Constitutional Court’s ouster of former leader Park Geun-hye. The National Police Agency (NPA) said they are looking into 21 cases that took place during rallies Friday and Saturday, after the court’s ruling was delivered. One of the suspects is a 65-year-old Park supporter, identified only by his last name Jeong, who allegedly took control of a police bus and rammed it into other buses Friday. A 72-year-old participant, surnamed Kim, was injured by a heavy speaker that fell from one of the buses and died later that day. Jeong has been formally arrested by police.
The independent counsel team filed a request for an arrest warrant for Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong for a second time, Tuesday, on charges of bribery involving President Park Geun-hye and her confidant Choi Soon-sil. The Seoul Central District Court will hold a hearing to determine the validity of the team’s request Thursday. The team also sought an arrest warrant for Park Sang-jin, president of Samsung Electronics. Park allegedly played a key role in carrying out Lee’s orders on providing the financial support for Choi.