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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

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LAPD Sergeant Arrested for Making Criminal Threats NR12117kr

Los Angeles:  A 15-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department has been charged with making Criminal Threats against a woman he formerly had a relationship with.

On October 18, 2011, the Fullerton Police Department began a Criminal Threats investigation when a woman reported that a former romantic interest, 41-year-old Joshua Jinwook Chong, was calling and sending her threatening telephonic messages.   Chong was arrested that same day for Criminal Threats.  He later posted $50,000 bail and was released.

Chong was assigned to Harbor Area as a patrol sergeant at the time of his arrest. He has been on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the criminal and LAPD administrative investigation.

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