CCTV Footages Show Police Cleaning Up Evidence Of Burning Sun Assault At Station?
It’s not just Club Burning Sun that is busy at the moment fending off the criticisms and concerned voices of the public at the moment, but also the police as well.
After accusations of date rape drug use, sexual assault and harassment, physical assault, and police corruption, the situation is becoming messier by the day as new information continues to surface.
CCTV footages at the police station show a few policemen wiping blood off the floor. But the big question that arises then is, how did blood end up on the floor at the police station?
We know that the alleged victim Kim SangGyu was beaten outside the club by staff members and the police for allegedly protecting a woman who was fleeing from a man who was attempting to sexually assault her. But, Jang, the man who was leading the physical assault on Kim SangGyu outside the club, has stated that Kim was not bleeding at the time, meaning that it is likely that Kim went through additional beatings as he was being escorted by the police to the station. Jang actually gave a statement as well expressing unexpected surprise at the fact that Kim was bleeding. If the assailant himself was surprised that the victim was bleeding by the time they reached the police station, the question that arises then is who beat Kim to the point where he would actually start bleeding?
According to Kim,
“A policeman tripped me as I was entering the station. I was handcuffed so I fell face flat to the floor. I was kicked in the face repeatedly while on the ground, and my face at one point collided with the door from the kicks. That was when blood started gushing out of my nose.”
The police are currently claiming that Kim fell on his own.
Kim also claims that the police continued to beat him inside the police car, and demanded that the black box footages be handed over as evidence. However, the footages that the police initially submitted were tampered with and the quality was distorted so much that one could hardly see what was going on. The black box footages were also edited, and had missing parts.
The footage quality shown on the left is of what the police handed over, whereas the footage quality on the right is the actual quality that was supposed to be shown.
The footage below seems to show a policeman grabbing Kim SangGyu’s head and slamming it.
In addition, when a court ordered all four CCTV footages of inside the police station to be handed over, the police only submitted one and stated that two of the CCTV cameras were fakes and were disconnected years ago during a construction.
However, the Secretary General of Human Rights Solidarity has found it hard to believe that the police department in one of the finest areas of Seoul, who were equipped with state of the arts equipment and technology, had left two CCTV unconnected for three years just because of a construction.
Many questions are currently unaccounted for such as why the police were submitting tampered video footages as evidence? Why were they dragging the mother of Kim SangGyu outside the police station? Why was there blood on the floor at the police station when Kim SangGyu wasn’t bleeding outside the club even after receiving a beating from the club’s staff members, a fact which was confirmed by the statement given by the man who was leading the assault outside the club.