You contradicted yourself in the first 3 sentences. You went from saying a complaint "needs" to be filed to start an investigation to saying it "can" start investigation which implies it may or may not. So what or whom controls if an investigation starts?
The discretion of the police. Which implies police have control of the investigation and whether it happens.
The police don't need a complaint to start an investigation, it is often a prompt but just as often it can from a tip from a trusted source, an observation from a police officer or detective, or a viable informant that didn't file any paperwork.
When Theranos got investigated do you think someone filed a police report first?
What about when Bernie Madoff got arrested?
How about with Weinstein? There were several police reports filed against him over a decade before he was arrested.
Investigation are controlled, completed, and executed at the discretion of the police with or without an official criminal complaint. One it's not required and it doesn't guarantee anything other there is an official record of a complaint.
What in the Judge Joe Brown is going on up in here.
This ain't even the argument but let's play...
Do police need a complaint to start an investigation... No
Does a complaint start an investigation... Muthafukkin YES
The initial poster that we are all responding to, falsely said that Cassie couldn't have started an investigation against Puff.
You cosigned this and called nikkaz "coil paralegals" lol.
Telling this prestigious forum that not just anyone can start an investigation. Smh
Brother once Cassie walks her simple ass into a police station. And files that complaint.
And them people go to Sean "smackabytch" Combs or his lawyers and start asking him about that complaint.
Do you know what that's called... Here's a hint.
Starts with an "IN" and ends with "Gation".
Like the brother NEO said ... He could literally just call the cops and get an investigation started on one of you nikkaz lol
And yes, to your Madoff and Weinstein question. That's just half a Google search brother...
The problem is You're confusing "charges being brought" and "being arrested", with just "a police investigation".
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