Samoa's Ministry of Police

Date set for hearing against Samoa's Ministry of Police

The civil action stems from a police raid where the complainant, Suitupe Misa, was arrested in in front of shoppers and vendors at the Savalalo market in 2015.

The office of the Ombudsman launched an investigation into the apparent wrongful arrest in 2016 after a complaint by Misa.

The Ombudsman reported that the Commissioner of Police failed to meet basic investigation principles and placed undue consideration on second hand evidence, leading directly to the wrongful and unlawful arrest of Suitupe.