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Thursday 4 June 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Sefo Kautai (58) appeared at the Magistrate’s Court yesterday 3 June charged with three counts in relation to the alleged shootings and wounding two of his relatives at a plantation in Lavengatonga, Tongatapu on 29 May.
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Friday 20 March 2015
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A police manhunt is continuing in Tongatapu for a 28-year-old male suspect who is on the run after allegedly imprisoning his partner at a plantation in Puke last month.
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Friday 12 December 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s Deputy Commissioner of Police, Viliami ‘Unga Fa‘aoa has been made the Acting Commissioner of Police effective from 5 December, following the retirement of Police Commissioner Grant O’Fee.
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Tuesday 2 December 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Some 10% of Tonga Police staff (35 people) have been dismissed, are serving time in prison or are under investigation for dishonesty, brutality or bribery since 2012, the retiring Police Commissioner Grant O'Fee said today.
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Monday 17 November 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 19-year-old Tongan man has been charged with murder in relation to the death of a Chinese shopkeeper at Halaleva in February earlier this year.
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Friday 31 October 2014
Kelepi Hala’ufia

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The Tonga Court of Appeal this morning dismissed an appeal by Kelepi Hala‘ufia against his conviction and 11-year imprisonment sentence in Kali Fungavaka’s death.
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Tuesday 14 October 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Three Tongan police officers left Tonga for Canberra this week to undergo training before their one-year deployment to the Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands in November.
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Wednesday 6 August 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A video that appears to show a Tongan police officer repeatedly punching and kicking a teenager, who is not retaliating, has caused outrage among Tongans today after it was posted on a Facebook page.
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Monday 23 June 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Inspector Latu Lavaki (51) who headed the Tonga Police Drug Squad, died from a suspected heart attack on Friday night June 13, at Vaiola Hospital, after collapsing during a work dinner at the Vakaloa Beach Resort.
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Tuesday 17 June 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
While Tonga's crime level remains about the same compared to last year, the number of common assaults and thefts has decreased, according to Tonga Police data on criminal offences that occurred between January and May this year 2014.
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Tuesday 10 June 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A 33-year-old woman has been charged with stabbing two sisters in the early morning of Saturday, May 10 in central Nuku’alofa.
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Saturday 7 June 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
The death of Kali Fungavaka was a tragedy for everyone, the Police Commissioner Grant O'Fee said, after hearing the verdict in the manslaughter trial of the five arresting officers at the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court yesterday, June 6.
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Friday 23 May 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A fugitive from justice in California, United States, who was wanted by the FBI, was arrested in Tonga earlier this month and will appear in court here on Tuesday to appeal a removal order.
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Tuesday 20 May 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Paea Winston Helu (32) the man charged with the murder of a 19-year-old youth in Nuku’alofa on Sunday, May 11 remains in custody after appearing at the Nuku’alofa Magistrate’s Court today, May 20.
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Thursday 24 April 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A prisoner who was detained in a cell at the Nuku'alofa Police station told the court today he saw through a mirror the accused Police Inspector holding Kali Fungavaka in a chokehold and two other officers punching the victim, while another accused officer later stomped on his head.
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Wednesday 23 April 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Police Constable told the court today he saw the accused Police Inspector hold Kali Fungavaka in a chokehold inside a watch house room while another accused officer later stomped on his head with his foot when dragging him to the prison cell, at the Nuku'alofa Police station.
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Tuesday 22 April 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Detainees who were in Cell 7 on the night Kali Fungavaka was in custody at the Nuku'alofa Central Police station said the accused civilian Semisi Kalisitane Manu punched the victim, causing him to fall hitting his head on the cement floor. Another witness heard the sound of a beating when Kali was brought into the station by the police officers, the Supreme Court in Nuku'alofa heard this morning.
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Tuesday 15 April 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A woman Police Constable on the fifth-day of trial into the death of New Zealand Police officer Kali Fungavaka, has told the court that one of the accused officers had attempted to punch Kali, while another held the top collar of his shirt and pushed his neck against the wall, when he was in custody at the Central Nuku'alofa Police station in the early morning of Saturday August 18, 2012.
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Tuesday 18 March 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two men allegedly entered an elderly woman’s home at Pahu posing as police officers and told her they were searching for cannabis, the Nuku'alofa Supreme Court was told yesterday.
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Tuesday 11 March 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Mu’a Community Police Station constructed at a cost of $976,353 pa'anga was opened by Prince Tungi on March 10 at Tatakamotonga.
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