Suspension of police officers

New suspensions cause concern among Samoa police

A police corporal who is the complainant of charges of procuring, inciting, and counselling murder against the suspended police commissioner has also been suspended along with the police superintendent.

The timing of the suspensions, delivered to the Ministry of Police late Friday, has also been questioned because an application by the Police Commissioner's defense for access to evidence will be heard in court today.

A leaked copy of the cabinet decision said the suspension will allow an appropriate investigation based on the requirements of the law.