On a cold day, at dawn, a man in his 60s who was lying drunk on the street was taken to the front of his house by the police.

However, after the day was bright, the man was found dead in front of the stairs of the house.

Police are investigating whether the officers' actions at the time were appropriate.

Reporter Park Se-won covered the story.


A house in Gangbuk-gu, Seoul.

On the morning of November 30 last year, a man in his 60s was found dead in front of the stairs inside the gate.

Sine was a verb.

The man was drunk and fell on the street at around 1:30 am that day, and was brought to the front of the house by two police officers who were dispatched after receiving a 112 report.

The man was living in a rooftop room on the 3rd floor of this multi-family house, but the police officers left the man on the stairs instead of inside the house and withdrew.

[Police officer: I checked my ID, but I couldn't find out which floor I live on, so I think I've confirmed that.]

However, that day was a cold day, with the morning temperature in Seoul dropping to minus 8 degrees amid a cold wave warning.

Living alone without his family, this man was wearing slippers on his bare feet at the time.

[Neighbors: I wore padding on my stomach.

Slippers, summer slippers.

His feet are scarred without socks.

It was bleeding...


After confirming the circumstances of the recent neglect during the process of handling the incident, the police are proposing and investigating the officers concerned on charges of negligent manslaughter.

[Missing Police Officer: (The police officers) have been excluded from duty.

We can't say anything.]

Inside the police, there are complaints that it is not possible to knock on every door to get drunk people home early in the morning, but if you take them to the police station or knock on at least one door, your life will be saved. Criticism that could have been strong.

At this time, the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency website has the slogan, “Citizen-centered, safe Seoul.”

(Video coverage: Choi Dae-woong · Kim Nam-seong, video editing: Choi Hye-ran)