Itaewon probe points to police leadership


TOKYO — The special investigation division looking into the causes behind the recent Itaewon tragedy has narrowed its sights on top police figures, after President Yoon Suk-yeol slammed police leadership for their insufficient response on Monday.

The special investigation team of the National Police Agency searched 55 sites related to the Itaewon disaster, including the offices of Yoon Hee-keun, chief of the National Police Agency, Kim Kwang-ho, chief of the Seoul Metropolitan Agency, and Lee Im-jae, formerly chief of the Yongsan Police Station, who was dismissed after the disaster.

The investigators collected cellphones and digital records as the probe delves into a…

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