26 Jun 2006

Samoan police corporal charged with indecent assault of detainee

8:39 am on 26 June 2006

A Samoan police officer holding the rank of Corporal has been charged with indecently assaulting a female detainee.

The charges follow an internal inquiry by police after a 30 year old woman who was detained at the police head-quarter's cell complained about the incident.

Police sources say the officer has been suspended to await his court appearance sometime this week.

Meanwhile the Assistant police commissioner and spokesman, Papalii Li'o, says information will be released this week about another incident involving a senior officer holding the rank of Inspector.