Recent Examples on the WebLess than a month later, plainclothesmen arrested Nassar at a local tire store, and Munford took him into custody.
Jason Schmidt, Glamour, 30 Oct. 2018 Hustling bucks and ducking the Third Division boys, those earnest young plainclothesmen assigned to the vice squad who work out of the 17th Precinct on the East Side.
Gail Sheehy, Daily Intelligencer, 9 Sep. 2017
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