Monday, August 20, 2007

Person of Interest--A Suspect, Or Something Else?

Source: Crime and Justice News, August 20, 2007

"Willie Clark is what the cops call a "person of interest" in the slaying of Denver Bronco Darrent Williams in the early-morning hours of New Year's Day. What exactly is a 'person of interest,' asks the Rocky Mountain News. 'It's 21st century-speak for suspect,' said Denver attorney Scott Robinson. Police say the terms aren't always interchangeable. Though persons of interest often graduate to suspects and are charged with a crime, police may use the phrase because they're trying to find someone of a certain description who happened to be near the scene of a crime. "

Rocky Mountain News

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