the police or they?

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the police or they?

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A police spokesman said a 26-year-old man has been arrested for a negligent act causing death, and they are investigating.

Should it be "the police" instead of "they"?

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Re: the police or they?

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No, since the only possible referent of "they" here is "the police"...
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