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Naver, Kakao Ban Police Outfit Sales Following Halloween Tragedy

Naver, Kakao Ban Police Outfit Sales Following Halloween Tragedy

SEOUL, Nov. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s two major tech giants — Kakao Corp. and Naver Corp. — have begun a crackdown on imitation police costumes on their e-commerce platforms in response to the controversy that fake police costumes obstructed the process of containing the Itaewon crowd crush. Naver banned all searches for imitation [...]

Police Crisis Management, Command Systems said to be In Disarray at Time of Crowd Crush

Police Crisis Management, Command Systems said to be In Disarray at Time of Crowd Crush

SEOUL, Nov. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Facts and circumstances revealed one after another after last Saturday’s tragic crowd crush in Seoul seem to indicate that police’s crisis management and command systems were in a mess at the time of the unfolding disaster. Police’s emergency response system, including the handling of urgent calls for help and [...]

Gov’t to Revamp Police’s 112 Emergency Call System

Gov’t to Revamp Police’s 112 Emergency Call System

SEOUL, Nov. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — The government said Wednesday it will overhaul the current operating system of the police’s emergency hotline, responding to mounting criticism about their failure to properly respond to numerous calls warning of overcrowding in Seoul’s Itaewon district on the night of the tragic crowd crush. Park Jong-hyun, a ranking official [...]

Police Admit Failure to Foresee Massive Casualties Among Itaewon Crowd

Police Admit Failure to Foresee Massive Casualties Among Itaewon Crowd

SEOUL, Oct. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — Police did not foresee that massive casualties would occur from this year’s Halloween festivities in the central Seoul district of Itaewon, a top police official said Monday, responding to growing criticism about their failure to prevent the deadly crowd crush. Hong Ki-hyun, chief of the National Police Agency’s Public [...]

Police to Introduces Intelligent CCTV to Prevent Unlawful Intrusion

Police to Introduces Intelligent CCTV to Prevent Unlawful Intrusion

SEOUL, Sept. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The National Police Agency said Wednesday it will introduce intelligent CCTV cameras to prevent unlawful intrusion by outsiders in October. The intelligent CCTV cameras will send notices of outsiders’ unlawful intrusion to the smartphones of the victims or emergency dispatch centers in real time. The cameras will recognize outsiders [...]