Four Samoa police officers charged with assault

Four police officers have been charged with assault.

The charges were confirmed in a press release issued by the Samoa Police Service on is Facebook page.

“Four police officers have been charged with assault early this week,” the statement reads.

“The charges were the result of an internal investigation by the Police Professional Standards Unit in relation to an incident from last year. 

“The victims were both males ages 21 and 19.

“The officers have been remanded in liberty and will appear in court for mention on the 10th of October 2017.

“The S.P.S has a zero tolerance policy on this kind of behaviour from its officers and it is committed to ensure the public has confidence in its Police Service.”

According to a police officer who spoke to the Sunday Samoan on the condition of anonymity, the incident occurred last year in December.

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