Detainment / Arrest – The Arrest

The Arrest

According to our legal system, a person is innocent until proven guilty. It is up to the court, not the police, to determine if a person is guilty. When a person is arrested, he is called a suspect. He is considered a suspect until the court finds him guilty or innocent. Therefore, do not refer to an arrested person as the criminal, the offender, the murderer, the robber, or the burglar by any other term which implies guilt. You can say he, she, they, this person, or the suspect since none of these terms implies guilt.