police investigation

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Noun1.police investigation - the investigation of criminal activitiespolice investigation - the investigation of criminal activities
investigating, investigation - the work of inquiring into something thoroughly and systematically
detecting, detective work, sleuthing, detection - a police investigation to determine the perpetrator; "detection is hard on the feet"
forensics - scientific tests or techniques used in the investigation of crimes
roundup - the systematic gathering up of suspects by the police; "a mass roundup of suspects"
surveillance - close observation of a person or group (usually by the police)
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The public has already learned those particulars of the crime which came out in the police investigation, but a good deal was suppressed upon that occasion, since the case for the prosecution was so overwhelmingly strong that it was not necessary to bring forward all the facts.
COMEDIAN Freddie Starr has revealed the police investigation into historical sex abuse allegations has left him on the brink of suicide.
THE police investigation is continuing today into allegations of drug use by McDonald's staff on Teesside - but no arrests have yet been made.
The store contains top CCTV surveillance which has greatly assisted in the police investigation.
RUGBY UNION ENGLAND head coach Stuart Lancaster is awaiting the outcome of the police investigation following Danny Cipriani's drink-drive arrest before determining whether the fly-half can be included in his World Cup squad.
Karachi -- Police investigation and interrogation of eyewitnesses has revealed that eight terrorists carried out the attack on a Ismaili community bus last week which claimed 46 lives.
PESHAWAR -- The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police investigation wing of Peshawar has successfully been able to award 14 years of rigorous imprisonment to one accused involved in terrorism case from the AntiTerrorist Court.
PC Gurprit Bains, from Birmingham Police Investigation Team, said: "The offender clearly spotted an opportunity and took it, stealing hundreds from an innocent pensioner.
A letter sent out by Radnor Primary School headteacher Ann James to parents yesterday stated that the school's estates officer, Michael Pendry, was not in school because of a police investigation.
The letter stated: "Mr Michael Pendry, Estates Officer is currently not in school due to a police investigation.
Police investigation in the case has revealed that the gang has only been operating on Ring Road in South Delhi.
Mr Gove said he did not want to prejudice an ongoing police investigation.

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