COMMISSION OF INQUIRY CALLED

Cabinet has confirmed its decision to suspend Assistant Police Commissioner Samoa Mulinuu Mulinuu, under Section 56 of the Police Service Act 2009.

A Commission of Inquiry has also been called, pursuant to section 55(4) of the same Act, to review Samoa’s conduct and performance while undertaking his duties as a Police Officer.

As relayed in a press statement on Monday, Cabinet has also suspended Police Commissioner Fuiavailili Egon Keil from his duties, pending a court decision on new charges against him.  Those charges, originally brought by Samoa Police, have now been transferred to the National Prosecution for processing and action.

The Police Service Act states that an Inquiry may be called in to the performance or capacity of a Commissioner or Assistant Commissioner.

Cabinet has also confirmed that the work of the Commission of Inquiry will subsequently extend to a thorough review of Samoa Police activities and services.  The Inquiry will assess any breaches of duty or incapacity and will review behaviour that has negatively affected the confidence of the community in the Police Service.  This review by the Commission of Inquiry will take place at a later date, as decided upon by Cabinet.

Cabinet has also reaffirmed protocols for the request, use and safekeeping of firearms by Samoa Police.  Any request and approval of the use of firearms must be considered first by the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister, Attorney General and Director of the National Prosecution Office.

The duties of the Police Commissioner will be rotated amongst serving Assistant Commissioners until further notice.


Faia se Komisi Suesue mo le suesueina o mataupu i le Matagaluega o Leoleo

Ua faamaonia e le Kapeneta le faamalolo lē tumau o le Komesina Lagolago o Leoleo ia Samoa Mulinuu Mulinuu, e tusa ai ma le Vaega 56 o le Tulafono o Galuega Tau Leoleo 2009.

Ua faamaonia foi e le Kapeneta le faia o se Komisi Suesue e tusa ai ma le Vaega 55(4) o le Tulafono o Galuega Tau Leoleo 2009, e iloilo ai aga tausili a Samoa a o galue ai o se alii leoleo.

E pei ona faailoa atu i le Pepa o Faamatalaga i le Aso Gafua, ua faamalolo lē tumau foi e le Kapeneta le Komesina o Leoleo, Afioga Fuiavailili Egon Keil, mai ona tiute, a o tālia ai se faaiuga a le Faamasinoga i moliaga fou ia ua faia faasaga ia te ia. O ia moliaga na faia e Leoleo, a o lea ua tuuina atu nei i le Ofisa e Faafoeina Moliaga Tau Solitulafono mo le faia o le iloiloga.

O lo o faamauina i le Tulafono o Galuega Tau Leoleo le tatau ona faia o suesuega e faasino i le faatinoga o galuega po o le tulaga o le Komesina ma le Komesina Lagolago.

Ua faamaonia foi e le Kapeneta, o le a faalautele atu le iloiloga a le Komisi Suesue i mea o lo o tutupu i totonu o le Matagaluega o Leoleo faapea ma le faatinoina o latou auaunaga. O le a iloilo auiliiliina e le Komisi soo se vaega ua lape ai pe ua lē atoatoa ai le faatinoina o galuega a Leoleo, ma o le a iloiloina foi ni amioga ua aafia ai le talitonuina e le mamalu o le atunuu o le auaunaga a le Matagaluega. O lenei iloiloga o le a faia i se taimi talafeagai i le lumanai e faatonuina ai e le Kapeneta mamalu.

Ua faamautu e le Kapeneta le faamalosia o aiaiga mo le talosagaina, faaaogaina ma le teu maluina o a’upega e le Matagaluega o Leoleo.  Soo se talosaga ma le faatagana o le faaaogaina o a’upega, e tatau ona tuuina muamua mai se fautuaga mai le Afioga i le Palemia, Sui Palemia, Loia Sili ma le Faatonu o le Ofisa e Faafoeina Moliaga Tau Solitulafono.

O le a auaua’i ane Komesina Lagolago o le Matagaluega mo le faatinoina o tiute o le Komesina o Leoleo i le taimi nei, seia toe i ai se isi faaaliga e tuuina atu.

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