Australia Police 'don't intend' to release video of 95-year-old's Tasering

BBC reports Clare Nowland, 95, is in critical condition after an officer discharged the weapon at a care home in Cooma, New South Wales (NSW), on Wednesday.

Police say Ms Nowland had moved towards them "at a slow pace" with a knife.

NSW Police Commissioner Karen Webb said she was "not sure" why there were calls for the footage to be released.

"I am not sure why they want to see it," she told reporters at a press conference.

Japan pledges $1 million in grant assistance to Samoa

A signing ceremony between the Ambassador of Japan to Samoa, Senta Keisuke and the Minister for Police and Prisons, Faualo Harry Schuster to formalize a new Grant Assistance for Japan’s Grass-Roots Human Security Projects (GGP) was held on Thursday at the Police Headquarters in Apia.

The ceremony was for two projects of up to USD 666,925 (approximately SAT 1,774,000) in total.

Hundreds apply to join Samoa Police Force

Deputy Police Commissioner Papalii Monalisa Tiai Keti told Tala Fou that the 184 applications were received from the recent police recruitment that closed last week Wednesday.

The police force currently employs approximately 921 officers.

However, the Police Commissioner Auapaau Logoitino Filipo told Tala Fou last year that the Ministry needs at least 1027 officers for the Police Ministry to be effectively operational in maintaining law and order throughout the country.

Two policemen guarding vaccinators shot dead

The team of two vaccinators was unharmed, police said.

Local polio vaccination teams are often targeted by anti-vaccine militants, some of whom claim vaccination is a Western plot to sterilise Muslims.

Pakistan and Afghanistan are the only countries where polio, which in severe cases can be fatal or leave patients paralysed, remains endemic.

The two gunmen had been hiding near a small water channel before opening fire on the guards from a "very close range", local police said.

Fiji Police aids Samoa in autopsy

While speaking at the Inaugural Pacific Regional Law Enforcement Conference in Nadi this week, Samoa Police Force Deputy Commissioner Papalii Monalisa Tiai-Keti said this assistance was made possible through a programme under the Pacific Islands Chiefs of Police.

“The Pacific Community for Law Enforcement Cooperation aims to draw firstly upon Pacific capability and then coordinate external support to address gaps and provide the resources and logistics needed to deliver both short-term operational support and long-term capability development,” she said.

Police confirm three deaths in British Columbia

Emergency alerts issued shortly after 06:00 local time (13:00 GMT) warned of "multiple shooting scenes" in downtown Langley, a city about 25 miles east of Vancouver.

Police confirmed a lone suspect had been shot dead on the scene.

He is believed to have been targeting homeless people in the area.

The suspect and his victims will not be publicly identified until police have notified next-of-kin.

Sergeant David Lee, a spokesman for the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team, said the series of incidents began at midnight and continued until early morning.

Person of interest identified in killing of grandmother Maria Brown

The 77-year-old grandmother is originally from Savaii in Samoa and she lived in New Zealand since 1995.

A homicide investigation was launched after a family member found Brown deceased inside her home in Onehunga in central Auckland around 10am on Sunday, 5 June.

Detective Inspector Auckland CIB Scott Beard said Police can confirm a person of interest has been identified and that this person is not at large in the community.

“For legal reasons Police are constrained in further comment around this person of interest, or their current location.”

Australian police find 4-month-old baby safe and well after mother's car stolen

A baby boy in Australia has been reunited with his distraught mother after he was taken when her car was stolen from outside an Adelaide deli.

The 4-month-old was missing for almost two and a half hours as South Australia Police desperately searched for him and the stolen car.

His mother's 2009 white Honda Jazz was stolen from outside a deli on Fourth Avenue, Klemzig in Adelaide about 7.45am (local time) while she was shopping inside.

Texas massacre: Police 'wrong' for waiting as students pleaded for help

At least two children placed several emergency calls from a pair of adjoining fourth-grade classrooms after 18-year-old Salvador Ramos entered on Tuesday with an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, according to Colonel Steven McCraw, director of the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Ramos, who had driven to Robb Elementary School from his home after shooting and wounding his grandmother there, went on to kill 19 children and two teachers in the deadliest US school shooting in nearly a decade.

Solomon Islands police official denies protest

This follows concerns the police would strike over a delay in the payment of their Covid-19 allowances.

Deputy Commissioner Ian Vaevaso said these media reports are wrong.

He said he thinks very few unruly officers are tarnishing the good image of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force by speaking to the media.

Mr Vaevaso said making unnecessary comments to the media is a serious breach for an officer.