13 Jan 2016

Samoa cop suspended over indecency act

12:26 pm on 13 January 2016

A police officer in Samoa has been suspended after a young woman lodged a complaint over an alleged indecent act.

The Samoa Police crest on a patrol bike in downtown Apia.

The Samoa Police crest. Photo: RNZI/Koroi Hawkins

According to a senior police officer, the woman was asked by the officer to perform oral sex on him.

She was reportedly drunk and taken into the police station because she had no money to pay for her taxi.

The police head office security camera footage was reviewed in which two other on duty officers were found watching the pair.

The woman filed a complaint to the criminal investigation division on the next day.

The officer has been suspended and is awaiting possible criminal charges.