4 Feb 2015

American Samoa officer on assault charges

4:52 pm on 4 February 2015

A policeman in American Samoa has been charged with assaulting two people and brandishing a gun at a bar in October last year.

Detective John Paselio is alleged to have threatened to shoot everyone at the club after intervening in an argument between club security and another police detective in his party.

Mr Paselio pleaded not guilty on two counts of third-degree assault, property damage, gun possession and public peace disturbance charges.