DETECTIVES from the Fraud and Extortion squad have dismissed a complaint made by the Victorian Labor Party in relation to concerns it raised regarding the 'red shirt' investigation, which came to light after the 2014 State Election campaign.
However the investigation into two men who allegedly orchestrated the scheme which saw Labor MPs and field organisers paid $388,000 remains ongoing.
Police this morning said they had found no evidence of a criminal offence occurring in relation to the uncovering of documents.
"Following an extensive and thorough review led by detectives from the Fraud and Extortion Squad, Victoria Police has concluded its assessment of a complaint made last year by the Victorian Labor Party," police said in a statement.
"During this comprehensive assessment phase it has been determined that no criminal offence occurred and as such, Victoria Police will take no further action.
"This was a complex matter and given the high level of public interest, it was important that we took all necessary steps and time to come to a determination. Given the matter has now concluded, we will not be making further comment."
In February, police exonerated 16 members of parliament and 18 field organisers who were interviewed - including Buninyong MP Michaela Settle - after the release of a damning Ombudman report into the alleged $388,000 of tax payer funds being paid to organisers.
Labor subsequently repaid all the money.
Police said the investigation which was referred to police by the Victoria Liberal Party "remains active and ongoing".
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