19 Jun 2007

Samoa police sex allegations file now with Attorney General

2:12 pm on 19 June 2007

Police in Samoa have sent a file to the Attorney General's office on their investigations into sexual allegations against an assistant police commissioner.

The Police Commissioner, Papali'i Lorenese Neru, says it's up to the A.G's office to consider whether a criminal charge or charges could be laid against the senior officer, who was suspended last month.

Papali'i says two other police officers, accused of sexual misconduct while serving as peace keepers overseas, will be charged accordingly at the conclusion of an inquiry.

But, he says more policies will be put in place to ensure the professionalism of the Samoa Police Service.

The commissioner says the actions of a very small number of officers should not detract from the good service provided for the country by most of the police officers.