In the following questions, four alternatives are given for the idiom / phrase and bold italicised in the sentence. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the idiom / phrase.

Once the case reached the court, the police washed their hands off it.

A. waited for a response to

B. claimed credit for

C. disassociated themselves from

D. seemed eager to continue

Please do not use chat terms. Example: avoid using "grt" instead of "great".