sus·pect Pronunciation Key (s-spkt)
v. sus·pect·ed, sus·pect·ing, sus·pects
To surmise to be true or probable; imagine: I suspect they are very disappointed.
To have doubts about; distrust: I suspect his motives.
To think (a person) guilty without proof: The police suspect her of murder.
To have suspicion.
One who is suspected, especially of having committed a crime.
adj. (sspkt, s-spkt)
Open to or viewed with suspicion: a suspect policy; suspect motives.
I'm quite sick of the police telling the media that they have "no suspects" in a case.
I don't claim to know a whole lot about investigative processes, but isn't everyone a supect to every crime?
Don't the police eliminate
If the police are questioning someone regarding their involvement in a crime, are they not a suspect?
I know that it's just a matter of semantics, but it bugs me.
Am I wrong?