2 Oct 2019

Samoa police officer pleads guilty

10:49 am on 2 October 2019

A police officer in Samoa will be sentenced next month for possession of an unlawful pistol and possession of ammunition.

The police constable, Schrikrishna Schwenke, was suspended last month after he was arrested.

He pled guilty to the charges when he appeared in the district court on Monday.

Police Commissioner Fuiavailili Egon Keil said all officers, including himself, should be professional and strive to gain the trust of the public by upholding and obeying the law.

Meanwhile, an internal inquiry is being carried out against a police inspector for alleged breaches of the police code of conduct.