D.A.: Officer threatened to kill girlfriend

14 Mar

FULLERTON – A Los Angeles police officer is facing charges that he threatened a woman he was romantically involved with, calling her more than 25 times in one day and threatening to kill her and her male friend.

The woman become so frightened over the threats that she left her home and stayed the night at a friend’s home, according to prosecutors.

Los Angeles Police Sgt. Joshua Jinwook Chong, 41, of Fullerton is facing one felony charge of criminal threats, one misdemeanor count of harassing calls and one misdemeanor count of annoying telephone calls, according to court records. He is expected to appear in court Wednesday at North Justice Center in Fullerton.

According to prosecutors, Chong sent several text messages to the woman on Oct. 17, 2011, in which he threatened to kill a male friend of hers. Later that night, he called her and allegedly threatened to kill her.

The woman decided to stay at a friend’s home, and Chong is accused of calling her more than 25 times on Oct. 17, 2011, and the following day.

The woman reported the incident to the California State Fullerton Police Department, and Chong was arrested the same day.

Chong is out of custody after posting $50,000 bail.


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