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Provocation is only a partial defence to a crime, so technically it is not a reason for the police to take action.
Nevertheless, the police have a wide discretion as to whether they should act in any particular situation and depending on the seriousness of an offence, the police do not always press charges for relatively minor offences, particularly where the offence has been provoked.
If you are unhappy with the way the police handled the incident you should contact the state office of the police department and make a complaint.
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