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suspect

A person identified as possibly having an interest in buying, but who has not yet been contacted or has not yet given any evidence of interest. Contrast with a prospect, who has indicated some interest in buying and who appears to have the desire and the ability to purchase.

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Then, he was apparently dragged out of his patrol car so that the suspects could move it out of the way of their vehicle.
When utilized in its unique real-time mode, the upgraded OFAC Compliance Solution can identify potential criminal suspects while an actual transaction is taking place.
Rationalizations offer suspects the opportunity to make their crimes appear socially acceptable, or within reason, based on the circumstances at the time of the incident.
The suspects sold the weapons - including rocket-propelled grenade launchers, shoulder-fired surface-to-air missiles and other Russian military weapons - to an FBI informant who posed as an arms trafficker with connections to al-Qaida, officials said.
just four minutes after the E911 call was placed, when one of the suspects fired shots with an AR15.
Missouri; that is, holding off on advising suspects of their Miranda rights until after obtaining an incriminating statement or confession.
The LAPD's SIS unit has been criticized for its controversial tactics, which include watching suspects commit crimes, then apprehending them in confrontations that often turn violent.
When New World's Records Management system is used in conjunction with the Company's Digital Imaging software, officers can immediately view past and present pictures of suspects, decreasing search time and increasing the opportunity of making an arrest.
But the percentage more than doubled to 17 percent in 1999 after a ban was lifted on using the dogs to catch car theft suspects.
Law enforcement officers search suspects and prisoners on a daily basis.
The datefind:R search engine identifies date suspects by matching against strings in a date pattern table which the user can customize to add search criteria and/or eliminate "false positives".
The team made 1,115 arrests in 2003, compared with 465 arrests in 2002, and hopes to capture 1,500 felony suspects by the end of 2004.