JIN-SEOK OH, LAPD

Jinseok Oh (오진석) was twenty-six years old when he graduated from the Los Angeles Police Department academy in January 2009.

He moved to the United States with his family at the age of 13 and is considered to be of the 1.5 generation, a group that bears the influence of Korean men known for their abuse of Vietnamese women. He is a graduate of La Mirada High School and majored in criminology in Cal State Long Beach.

He started working at Central Division in downtown L.A. in February 2009 and had been transferred to Olympic Division by 2013.

“Jin” Oh was named one of the defendants in the Kim Nguyen case in 2013. He is close friends with the other defendant, David E. Shin.

The Kim Nguyen incident happened on March 17, 2013. Jinseok Oh proposed to his Korean Air girlfriend Jisun Lee on March 23 in the presence of his partner David Shin.

It’s been conjectured that Jin S. Oh was the officer who was driving as David Shin was allegedly with the handcuffed Nguyen in the back of the patrol car.



The video of what happened to Kim Nguyen was released to the public in September 2013. Jisun Lee proceeded with her wedding to Jinseok Oh in October 2013.

As of January 2015, Kim Nguyen has not received any explanation or apology for what happened to her or any compensation for the medical costs of the life-altering injuries from her traumatic experience while in LAPD custody.

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Lawsuit filed against LAPD’s David Shin and Jin-seok Oh

A civil lawsuit has been filed by 28-year-old Kim Nguyen against the LAPD and two of its officers over an incident that occurred in the early morning hours of March 17, 2013.

On that date, after a night out in Koreatown, Nguyen and two male companions were waiting in a restaurant parking-lot for a sober friend to pick them up. Two LAPD officers drove by in a marked patrol car, stopped, and approached Nguyen.

Kim Nguyen: LAPD Brutality Victim

After briefly questioning Nguyen and her two friends, the officers left, but circled back, as Nguyen was running across the street toward a late-night cafe.

She was arrested for public intoxication, with her friends not being told where she was to be taken. They were informed that they would need to call the police department to locate her.

As their vehicle traveled east along Olympic Boulevard, a surveillance camera on a nearby building recorded video showing the vehicle approaching the intersection at Grand Avenue at 3:08 a.m.

Kim Nguyen: LAPD Victim 2013

Seconds later, the surveillance camera pans a few feet and shows Nguyen lying in the street with the top of her dress down around her waist and her face in the advanced stages of swelling.

Nguyen said she does not remember falling out of the patrol car, but said that she could not have attempted to open the door because according to the police she was handcuffed.

Her jaw was shattered and three different surgeries had to be performed on it. She suffered bleeding on her brain. She also lost several teeth.

The arresting officers are David E. Shin and Jin S. Oh of LAPD’s Olympic division.

People who have seen the surveillance footage and are familiar with the modus operandi of local police officers are speculating that Miss Nguyen was a victim of sexual assault, although she has yet to issue a statement on the matter. (Update: In a deposition given in December 2013, she confirmed an assault.)

Miss Nguyen has a Bachelor of Science degree from UCLA and an MBA graudate degree from Loyola Marymount University.

Updates posted here: https://koreatownlanews.com/kim-nguyen-latest-victim-of-lapd-olympic-division/