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Four Police Officers suspended

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 07/02/2020

A Press Release states, two Two on-duty police officers were suspended for drinking alcohol while patrolling in a police vehicle on Sunday January 19th 2020, where they also picked up two off-duty police officers to continue drinking while on patrol.

Commissioner Caldwell said,” there is absolutely no tolerance for unlawful and ill-disciplined behavior. Every police officer is accountable to the law, not above it.”

He added “We have seen a significant reduction of crime and road toll from good work by good police officers working with the community, and I will not tolerate having their reputation sullied by the actions of a few.”

Since 2015, Commissioner Caldwell has suspended 50 police officers from police duty.

Thirty-three (33) officers were suspended for criminal offences and seventeen (17) for disciplinary matters.

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