Benson-Pope gets the Paintergate treatment

As I predicted a few days ago, the Police have given David Benson-Pope the Paintergate treatment by declaring they think he did break the law and they can prove it, but that they do not think it is in the public interest to prosecute him.

However charging Shane Ardern for driving a tractor up some steps was!!

The Police press release is on Scoop.

However Benson-Pope is not out of the woods. He said in Parliament that the allegations were all false. The Police have basically said they believe the allegations were true including that Benson-Pope struck a student in the face. This should at the very least merit a referral to the Privileges Committee from the Speaker for lying to Parliament.

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