South Korea Suspect In Halloween Crush Found Dead

Officer accused of ordering colleagues to delete intel report found in apparent suicide
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - OCTOBER 30: Police officers stand at the scene of a deadly stampede during a Halloween festival on October 30, 2022 in Seoul, South Korea. 151 people have been reported killed and at least 150 others were injured in a deadly stampede in Seoul's Itaewon district, after huge crowds of people gathered for Halloween parties, according to fire authorities. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • A South Korean police officer who was under investigation for the police response to the Halloween crush in Seoul was found dead.
  • The officer was suspended after allegedly covering up police failings to respond to the crush which killed 156 people and injured 196 others.
  • Inspector Jeong was found dead at his home in a suspected suicide.

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