I a question about the following passive construction:
Entry was gained into the house.
I find the part "entry was gained" weird, because, according to dictionaries, the normal usage should be along the lines of:
They gained entry into the house.
But a google search showed that the passive construction is most common in police blotters. So, could it be that "entry was gained" is non-standard English that is only used in police reporting? If "entry was gained" is somehow standard English, then does that mean I could write the following passive construction for "give chase":
Chase was given to the suspect.