An investigation into the nature of comments posted on a social media site in January has concluded without charges.
On the afternoon of January 14, Halifax Regional Police received a public complaint regarding a number of disturbing anti-Semitic comments posted on Twitter earlier in the day. The investigation into this matter was assigned to the General Investigation Section of the Integrated Criminal Investigation Division.
As a result of the investigation, which included consultation with the Public Prosecution Service, investigators determined that the posts do not meet the threshold for a criminal code charge to be laid. While Halifax Regional Police and undoubtedly many other people found these comments distasteful, shocking and offensive, they do not constitute a hate-related offence and the investigation into this matter has been concluded.