The most famous ambassador in the movie’Unfair Trade’ is “I think it’s right if the favor continues,” by corruption prosecutor Joo Yang (Ryu Seung-beom). It is usually quoted in the context of doing good things, but the context of this ambassador is different. During the investigation, the ambassador, who appeared in the passage that Joo-yang said to the investigator who noticed the police, “If the police are unpleasant, don’t do things, get permission from the police and work,” the ambassador of the prosecution and police have been fighting in the movie and drama. In particular, it is an example of the prosecution’s imperial power.
The only Korean drama among the 10 best international shows introduced by the New York Times in 2017. tvN’The Secret Forest’Return to Season 2 on the 15th. This season’s issue is the prosecution and police coordination. In Season 1, prosecutor Hwang Si-mok (Cho Seung-woo) drew a joint investigation with detective Han Yeo-jin (Bae Do-na) over the murder of the prosecution sponsor, but in three years, the two men stood at the opposite end.
The setting that Hwang Si-mok and Han Yeo-jin will face each other is also interesting, but the point of watching the season 2 of’The Secret Forest’ is that the current hottest issue,’Swordsman Investigation Adjustment’, has been on the buzz of the drama.
The prosecution and the police had a quarrel, not a quarrel, over the power of investigation since the Kim Dae-jung administration. However, the discussion has been sluggish because the issue of investigative power has not gained public consensus. The result of’solving the right case’ is only seen as a’battle of rice bowl’ for the important people.
The Park Geun-hye government was stranded in the controversy over non-reality, and the issue of the Moon Jae-in government was on a rapid stream. Until now, if the investigation of the right to investigation had not progressed due to distrust of the police, the’controversy overlooking’ that happened when prosecutor Woo Byung-woo, former presidential Blue House Min Jeong-suk, underwent investigations related to Park Geun-hye and Choi Soon-sil, gave rise to the keyword’prosecution reform’. .
Under the current Criminal Procedure Act, the prosecution monopolizes the powers and responsibilities of the entire investigation process, including the right to investigate, the right to conduct investigation, the right to terminate investigation, and the exclusive right to prosecution. Under such circumstances, prosecutors such as ‘The Emperor Woo Byung-woo’ have been in full swing, and it is no wonder that demands for reform are intensifying.
Thanks to this, the prosecution reform proposal based on the establishment of a high-ranking official crime investigation agency (airborne agency), a power-oriented corruption agency, began to gain momentum. In September 2017, the Justice and Prosecutors’ Reform Committee of the Ministry of Justice recommended the establishment of airlifts to the Minister of Justice at the time of Park Sang-gi. However, the issue of over-authorization and political neutrality was discussed, and the Ministry of Justice refined it. Self installationCame out.
In January of last year President Jeong Min-soo of the Blue House at the timeSome 300,000 consents were gathered to support the national petition at the Blue House, making a statement to empower the amendment of the law for the establishment of this airlift. However, when Cho was appointed as the Minister of Justice, the suspicion of family corruption sparked in the personnel hearing resulted in a backlash at the level of national division. Cho became the Minister of Justice, but after 67 days of appointment under the prosecution’s total pressure led by Attorney General Seok-Yeol Yoon, he declared his resignation, saying, “It has done all of the role of fire-fighting for prosecution reform.”
Subsequently, in December, the airborne establishment law passed the National Assembly with the agreement of the ‘4+1 Council’. In January this year, amendments to the Criminal Procedure Act and the Public Prosecutors’ Office Act, which were called the “Swordsman Investigation Rights Adjustment Act,” were passed, and in August, three laws were passed. On the 7th of the same month, the Ministry of Justice announced the relevant Presidential Decree. The statute will go into effect next January.
The contents of the statutes announced on this day mainly consist of decentralization of the prosecution authority, such as abolition of the prosecutor’s right to conduct investigations, granting the police the right to terminate the first investigation, and limiting the scope of the prosecution’s direct investigation.
However, the police seemed to step into the boycott, saying that the statute did not preserve the original purpose of the prosecution reform. They oppose that if the Presidential Decree of the Criminal Procedure Act is solely overseen by the Ministry of Justice, and the prosecutor does not need to confiscate the case to the police, and the District Attorney General decides to commence the investigation, it will be beneficial to the prosecution. .
A week later,’Secret Forest’ Season 2, which deals with the adjustment of the inspection authority, will be aired. As the problem, which has been around for about 30 years, is again sparking controversy, the drama will see what the topic will be.
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