Workers' Party member James Gomez has been let off with a stern warning for threatening an Elections Department officer.
Police said that after reviewing the evidence, the Public Prosecutor was satisfied that Mr Gomez had committed the offence of using threatening words towards a public servant.
It said that statements given by Mr Gomez contained several serious inconsistencies, which together with statements of other parties, put into question the real truth.
However, police considered the circumstances of the case, including Mr Gomez's willingness to cooperate with the Police, and the absence of any previous criminal records.
The Public Prosecutor decided that a stern warning be given to Mr Gomez instead.
The offence would have been punishable with a fine of up to $5,000, or a jail term of up to one year.
The Elections Department had lodged a police report last week (6 May) against Mr Gomez who had claimed he had filed an application for a minority certificate when in fact he had not.
Mr Gomez had warned an officer of "consequences" when the officer could not find any application of his for a certificate. - CNA/ir
So basically we can hold anyone for a few days, never actually charge them with any violation, release them and claim that they are guilty of the alleged offence without ever charging them or taking them to court for the alleged offence.
Police Harassment! over the word 'consequences'!
Get MM Lee in for calling Gomez a 'liar', get Mini-Lee in for 'fixing' oppositon MPs.