Complainant Requested No Further Police Action

July 5, 2017

[Updated] Following the canvassing incident last month in which an OBA candidate made a complaint to the police, the police confirmed they received a report, however added that “the complainant has requested no further police action.”

Bermuda Police Service TC July 5 2017

This follows after OBA candidate Sheila Gomez “made a complaint to the Bermuda Police Service” last month after an incident in which the OBA alleged that flyers were “ripped from her hands” while she was canvassing.

In response, the PLP said the “alleged incident occurred on private property after repeated requests were made to Mrs. Gomez to leave the property. No assault took place, no threats were made and Mrs. Gomez was handed back her campaign flyers.”

A police spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Police Service has received a report regarding the encounter. However, the complainant has requested no further police action.”

Update 12.44pm: In response, the PLP said, “Roughly ten days ago, the OBA Candidate Sheila Gomez filed a complaint with the Bermuda Police Service alleging amongst other things, “bullying” and “intimidation” at the hands of a PLP Volunteer.

“At the time, the PLP condemned any threats, anti-social behaviour, etc. but also, we called the report false; and called on the OBA to repudiate the lies that were being told on social media. The OBA Chairperson and Candidate for Constituency 16 Lynne Woolridge steadfastly refused and instead peddled the lie.

“Today’s announcement by the Bermuda Police Service that “The complainant has requested no further action” hopefully puts an end to the OBA’s cynical use of ‘fake news’ to try to distract voters from the significant issues facing Bermudians.

“We trust the voters of Constituency 27 and Constituency 16 will remind the OBA Candidates about the Bermudian values of truth and fairness should they knock on their doors during this canvassing period.

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