Suspended Samoa police prosecutor reinstated

Samoa's Ministry of Police and Prisons has reinstated suspended police prosecutor Khamtahn Stanley.

He was due back at work on Tuesday.

This was confirmed in a memo issued by the Ministry of Police and Prisons and obtained by Radio Polynesia.

The internal memo issued on 31 December, 2021 showed acting Police Commissioner, Papalii Monalisa Tiai-Keti approved the resumption of duties for Sergeant Khamtahn Stanley, effective on 4 January, 2022.

Sergeant Stanley and High Chief of Vaiusu Ulugia Lomalasi Laufili were charged with manslaughter] in relation to the death of a 20 year-old man in 2019.

The charge was reduced to actual bodily harm, which both defendants pleaded guilty too.

Last month Stanley was discharged without conviction.