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Old July 27, 2009, 10:38 PM
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I think both are ok.

La policía tomo declaración a 4 testigos.
The police took statements from four witnesses.
The police received testimony from four witnesses.


I think "to take a statement" would be what the police do at the scene, and "to receive testimony" would be in a courtroom.
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