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Former DPS police lieutenant, Siaosi Aiono
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The former DPS police lieutenant convicted of sexually harassing a fellow female officer while in uniform earlier this year in April is going to jail. Siaosi Aiono, who told Samoa News via a telephone interview in April this year that he did not sexually harass a female...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The DPS Vice & Narcotics Unit is investigating the case involving seven packages containing a crystalline substance that were discovered in the LBJ Hospital's mail last week. So far, no person has been arrested or treated as a suspect in this case. Samoa News...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The former DPS cop wanted locally in connection with drug related crimes was arrested and charged last month at King County Superior Court in Seattle, WA for domestic assault and battery. According to information received by Samoa News, Steven Tuato'o is accused of...
olice Commissioner, Le’i Sonny Thompson [SN file photo]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Several firefighters from the local Fire Bureau, a division of the Department of Public Safety (DPS), together with their families have voiced their frustrations with Police Commissioner, Le’i Sonny Thompson, for continuing to ignore them and always putting the needs of...
Armed police officers  [photo by AF]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Police Commissioner Le’i Sonny Thompson told members of the House Public Safety committee during a hearing last month, the reason why police officers show force on public highways is not because they want to, but because when people see police officers with guns, that’s...