1 Dec 2011

Budget constraints in American Samoa's Police dept sees no overtime pay

11:52 am on 1 December 2011

American Samoa's deputy police commissioner has dismissed claims by officers with the Territorial Correctional Facility, TCF, who say they have been waiting for overtime pay.

The officers say Leseiau Laumoli has refused to sign off on the overtime.

But Leseiau told the Samoa News that none of the officers within the Department of Public Safety are getting any overtime pay due to budget constraints, and this has been the case for several months.

He said officers with the TCF and the three police stations in the territory are all affected, with no one getting any overtime - and this issue has been fully explained to all divisions.