9 officers suspended

9 Tonga Police officers on suspension

Six were suspended in relation to criminal matters and three in relation to disciplinary matters. 

Six of the police officers suspended are senior constables; two probation constables and one senior officer.

“I have set standards and expect them to be met. The public rightly expect the highest levels of professionalism and ethical behaviour from their Police. There is absolutely zero tolerance for unlawful and ill-disciplined behavior. Every police officer is accountable to the law, not above it,” said Police Commissioner Stephen Caldwell.