17 Apr 2019

American Samoa family suing Hawaii police over death

4:36 pm on 17 April 2019

The family of an American Samoan man who died four years ago after being assaulted by three police officers in Honolulu is seeking $US11 million in compensation.

A civil lawsuit has been filed against the officers.

The dead man was Sheldon Paul Haleck, son of former American Samoa police commissioner, William Haleck, who along with Sheldon's wife and siblings, filed the suit.

The plaintiffs said Sheldon was wrongfully seized, denied his liberty and fatally assaulted by Christopher Chung, Samantha Critchlow and Stephen Kardash.

The officers have adamantly denied the allegations.