Police Prosecution Law and Legal Definition

A police prosecution is a term used in foreign countries to refer to a case where a charge is brought against a person by police. It involves a police prosecutor who appears on behalf of the police officer making the complaint or charge against the defendant. The prosecution section prepares and prosecutes police cases in court and in some instances, decides whether proceedings should be instigated or discontinued. The governing law, which varies by jurisdiction, generally provides the police with general authority to investigate and prosecute cases of crime.