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existing or operating in a way so as to ensure complete concealment and confidentiality

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conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods

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Earlier this year, the Baltimore Police Department declared that it was ending its use of plainclothes police known as "jump-out boys" or "knockers" by locals.
Hoskins alleges that one of the plainclothes officers told him that he had passed something to someone else, then said that he had thrown something on the ground.
All the citizens who tried to protest were attacked by the police, and especially plainclothes police," he told AFP, speaking by phone from Lyoune, adding that he had not been informed of any serious injuries.
Plainclothes and off-duty officers can't afford to become lackadaisical about carrying their guns and spare ammunition.
HRW - Cairo - The Egyptian government should order security forces, especially police and plainclothes agents, not to use live fire against peaceful protesters and bystanders, Human Rights Watch said today.
The incident happened on July 23rd, late at night, when 4 plainclothes police officers following a tip about a prostitution ring went into the house of a family of ethnic Turks.
The New York-based Human Rights Watch cited testimonies of witnesses who said they saw plainclothes officers beat a 28-year-old man from Egypt's coastal city of Alexandria.
KARACHI, June 21 -- Eight Pasban activists were injured and three went missing on Sunday when what were believed to be plainclothes policemen opened fire on the participants of a Pasban rally near the Kalapul.
Five cars and another stolen motorbkie were also seized during Operation Belt Loop which sawmore than a dozen officers taking part in high-visibility and plainclothes patrols.
Three of the 10 cars were UN vehicles carrying three uniformed staff and other civilian staff in plainclothes.
Police received a tip-off that he was dealing in drugs and arrested him in an undercover operation, during which he sold heroin to a plainclothes officer posing as a customer.
The other, Sure Mudzingwa, was not on the list, and the two uniformed and three plainclothes officers who made the arrests did not say why nor where the two were being taken.
Plainclothes security personnel hustled Khan, a cricket hero and chief of the opposition Tehrik-e-Insaf party, away from the rally at the Punjab University campus, they said.