4 Feb 2003

Concern over reshuffle of senior members of American Samoa Public Safety Department

11:06 am on 4 February 2003

The police commissioner of American Samoa, Tuiteleleapaga Peseta Fue, has reshuffled five top personnel at the departement of public safety without giving any explanation.

An internal memo, which was leaked to the media, says the reshuffling will serve the department's main goal and objective but provides no details.

The families of two of the officers affected have sought legal advice over the changes and say they will file a complaint with Governor Tauese Sunia