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Tonga’s Police Commissioner Grant O’Fee said today that New Zealand Police officer Kali Fungavaka was beaten to death in Tonga. Two policemen who were charged with assault in connection with his death in police custody, will now face new upgraded charges of manslaughter in court on Monday, September 3, while a murder charge against a civilian will be reduced from murder to manslaughter.
Friday 31 August 2012
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Tonga’s Commissioner of Police said that the two officers arrested in connection with the death of New Zealand Police Officer Kali Fungavaka were today suspended from the police. Meanwhile, police are seeking witnesses who were in the vicinity of the “Time Out” bar on Hala Taufa’ahau on the night of August 17.
Wednesday 29 August 2012
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Tonga’s Police Commissioner Grant O’Fee said that the cause of death of New Zealand Police officer Kali Fungavaka in Tonga would be determined by an autopsy to be completed in New Zealand, and the report expected at the end of the week would assist a Tonga police enquiry.
Monday 27 August 2012
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Tonga’s Acting Deputy Police Commissioner Soakai Motu’apuaka said this morning that the body of Kali Fungavaka had been released to his family and taken to the Fua’amotu International Airport for return to New Zealand today.
Saturday 25 August 2012 - 2 comments
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Two policemen who are in custody in relation to the death of New Zealand Police officer Kali Fungavaka have been charged with common assault, Tonga’s Acting Deputy Police Commissioner Soakai Motu’apuaka said today.
Friday 24 August 2012
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The Tonga police have confirmed the death of a New Zealand policeman Kali Fungavaka at Vaiola Hospital this evening.
Thursday 23 August 2012
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Kali Fungavaka, the New Zealand Police officer whose family at Fua’amotu was informed he had died at Vaiola Hospital this morning, is now confirmed to be held in a serious critical condition on life support. It is understood that hIs children have arrived in Tonga and other family were travelling from New Zealand to be with him tonight.
Thursday 23 August 2012 - 1 comment
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A distinguished young New Zealand police constable is believed to have died in Vaiola Hospital today, after being assaulted while being held in a police cell last Friday night.
Thursday 23 August 2012
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Two women and one man have been charged with producing pornographic videos, in a police crack down on pornography in Nuku’alofa.
Tuesday 31 July 2012 - 1 comment
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A 17-year-old boy charged with the production and the distribution of pornographic videos on mobile phones, appeared at the Nukunuku Magistrate’s Court today, July 26.
Thursday 26 July 2012
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Four men have been charged with murder in relation to the death of a 34-year-old man alleged to have been assaulted and left unconscious on the side of a road opposite Vaiola Hospital, early on Saturday morning, July 7.
Wednesday 11 July 2012
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Grant O’Fee, Tonga’s new Police Commissioner has only been on the job for two days, but he aims to improve public confidence in the Tonga Police, “so people can have faith in us, as a credible police department with integrity,” he said.
Wednesday 4 July 2012
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Three men of Asian origin who were charged with murder in relation to the death of a 44-year-old Nuku’alofa shopkeeper, were released on Friday, June 29 after Crown Prosecutions offered no evidence.
Tuesday 3 July 2012
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Three men of Asian origin who were charged with murder in relation to the death of a 44-year-old Nuku’alofa shopkeeper, were released on bail on Monday, June 25.
Wednesday 27 June 2012
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Three men of Asian origin have been charged with murder in relation to the death of a 44-year-old Nuku’alofa shopkeeper on Friday, June 15.
Friday 22 June 2012
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A man has been charged for illegally bringing into Tonga USD$20,000 after arriving at Fua’amotu International Airport on Tuesday, June 12 on a flight from Fiji.
Thursday 21 June 2012
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Police are continuing a homicide investigation into the death of a 44-year-old shopkeeper, a Chinese national, who was found dead in his premises in Railway Road, Nuku’alofa, last Friday evening, June 15.
Thursday 21 June 2012
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The Tonga Police today ended a search and rescue phase for two Australian sailors who remain missing after their yacht Navillus was wrecked off Late Island last week, but a further search and recovery investigation will be made along neighbouring coastal areas.
Thursday 21 June 2012
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A homicide investigation is underway in Nuku’alofa after the body of a 44-year-old shopkeeper was found in his premises in the CBD on Friday evening.
Saturday 16 June 2012
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Tonga’s Acting Police Commissioner Taniela Faletau is reported to be doing well today, after collapsing at the Tonga Police Recruit Course prize giving ceremony on May 31.
Friday 1 June 2012
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