(the) Crown Prosecution Service

the official organization in England and Wales that decides whether the police have found enough evidence to have a court case against someone http://www.macmillandictionary.com/med2cd/weblinks/crown-prosecution-service.htm
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an independent organization started in 1986 that decides whether a person should be charged with a crime in a court of law in England or Wales. Before 1986, the police made this decision themselves. The person in charge of the Crown Prosecution Service is the ↑Director of Public Prosecutions.

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