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.


Samoa's police splits to prevent spread of Covid

TV1Samoa reports Deputy Commissioner Auapa'au Logoitino Filipo saying 80 of the cases are sworn police officers and the rest are unsworn officers and civilian ministry staff.

He said they have now split their numbers to four locations to minimise the spread.

All those infected are being treated in isolation at a special location until they recover and are released to return to duty.

Auapa'au said the situation is manageable and they are looking at contingency plans and re-evaluating the situation.



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Police kill man wielding knife at Paris station

The man attacked two police officers on patrol at the station, with a 30cm (12in) knife, police said.

An anti-police inscription was found on the man's knife, reports say. No police officers were injured in the incident, which occurred at about 07:00 local time (06:00 GMT) on Monday.

The authorities believe the incident was not terrorism-related.

"The police used their firearms, thus eliminating all danger, both for themselves and for travellers," Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin wrote in a tweet (in French).

Nigeria's Sharia police bulldoze four million bottles of beer in Kano

The bottles were crushed into the ground by bulldozers in the northern city of Kano in front of crowds cheering "Allahu Akbar" (God is Great).

The predominantly Muslim city is in one of several northern Nigerian states that prohibit alcohol under Sharia law.

The beers had been seized from trucks coming from the mainly Christian south, officials told AFP news agency.

Shariah police, known as Hisbah, frequently destroy confiscated alcohol and drugs but Wednesday's haul was one of the largest yet in an intensifying crackdown.

Solomons police overrun, Australia deploying support personnel

RNZ Pacific correspondent in Honiara, Elizabeth Osifelo, said exhausted police were overwhelmed as more people swarmed into town in defiance of a 36-hour lockdown.

Shops in Chinatown which had survived the earlier unrest were ransacked and burned. On the eastern side of town the Ranadi branch of Bank South Pacific was torched as was locally owned and operated hardware store, Island Enterprise.

Osifelo said police were doing everything they could to try and get control of the situation but they were outnumbered.