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The police said the CCTV cameras will be [verb here] to identify the murderer.

I'm looking for the formal (or even technical) way of saying review, inspect or go through the camera footage.

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Both possibilities you are thinking about are appropriate

The police said the CCTV cameras will be reviewed to identify the murderer.
The police said the CCTV cameras will be inspected to identify the murderer.

other possibilities would not work

The police said the CCTV cameras will be interrogated to identify the murderer.
The police said the CCTV cameras will be observed to identify the murderer.

since you can not ask a question of camera footage (interrogate) and observe is too passive.

  • Thanks @peter, Is this also true of calls and flight recorders? – Sara Oct 7 '18 at 20:53
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    For calls, one can simply say "We will listen to the calls.", "We will review the calls." For flight recorders, "We will evaluate the flight recorders.", "We will playback the flight recorders.". But "review" could also be used in either situation. – Peter Oct 8 '18 at 9:11
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As Peter already said, reviewed and inspected both work fine. Your third option (go through) would also work.

A host of other words could be used, too, such as: scanned, examined, analyzed, or studied.

Some words might imply the footage will be reviewed more carefully than others. For example, the word scrutinized implies a very thorough and methodical examination of the recording.

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