Assessment completed of New Zealand First complaint
Title: Assessment completed of New Zealand First complaint
Statement from Assistant Commissioner Malcolm Burgess:
Police has completed its assessment of a complaint laid by New Zealand First regarding the release of information about the "Review of Compliance at the GCSB" report to a Fairfax journalist.
The complaint was assessed in terms of section 78(a) of the Crimes Act 1961 and section 20(a) of the Summary Offences Act 1981.
After considering the information presented by the complainant police are satisfied that no offence is disclosed and that further investigation will fail to provide evidence leading to a prosecution under either piece of legislation.
Police consider this matter ended unless additional information becomes available which might warrant further assessment.
New Zealand First has been informed of the Police decision.