Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 19 years
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Detective Lieutenant Liusila Brown was shot and killed while on duty in Paga Pago at the American Samoa High Court Building.
Lieutenant Brown was providing security at the courthouse. A man had just been found not guilty of assault and weapons charges. As Lieutenant Brown stood guard in front of the courthouse, a member of the defendant's family approached him, drew a handgun, and fired numerous shots, killing him.
The suspect was taken into custody by other officers and faces murder charges.
At the time of Lieutenant Brown's murder, police officers in American Samoa were not permitted to be armed by territorial law.
Detective Lieutenant Brown had served with the American Samoa Department of Public Safety for 19 years.