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Police Commissioner Le’i Sonny Thompson (right) and two other Public Safety officials
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Police Commissioner Le’i Sonny Thompson and two other Public Safety officials appeared Wednesday morning for about 15-minutes for the Dept. of Public Safety’s FY 2020 budget hearing before the Fono Joint Budget Committee. Among the handful of issues raised during the...
[l-r] Brig. Gen. Douglas F. Anderson, Commander of the US Army 9th Mission Support Command; Attorney General Talauega Eleasalo V. Ale, who is the acting governor; and Police Commissioner Le’i Sonny Thompson
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A Memorandum of Understanding was signed yesterday between the Army Reserve and DPS, for the Dept. of Public Safety’s use of the Army’s Modular Small Arms Range (MSAR), the indoor shooting range that was dedicated last Friday. The MOU outlines responsibilities of both...
First Lady Cynthia Malala Moliga cutting the ribbon
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A historic building in American Samoa housing the police has been dedicated and blessed after a major renovation and restoration project. The central police station in Fagatogo once served as the barracks for a local security force know as the Fitafita Guard, during an...
Dept. of Public Safety building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — District Court Judge Elvis P. Patea wants Assistant Attorney General Jason Mitchell to get a 'concrete idea' of the process involved in getting police reports ready and submitted in a timely manner. Judge Patea alluded that the information is stuck in a kind of...
Dept. of Public Safety building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Department of Public Safety (DPS) is investigating a case involving a substantial amount of cash that was uncovered during a routine inspection of a vessel that is based in American Samoa but was returning from a quick run to independent Samoa last week Wednesday....
Police Commissioner Le’i Sonny Thompson [SN file photo]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The recent cases involving the alleged sexual harassment of two female cops by a pair of senior DPS officers is moving up to the next level, as the matter has now reached the   Office of the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in Honolulu. Samoa News...
Police Commissioner Le’i Sonny Thompson [SN file photo]
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Inquiries into the two alleged sexual harassment cases at the Dept. of Public Safety are now underway, with investigators from the Attorney General's Office now looking into the allegations. Samoa News understands charges may be filed against two senior police officers,...