It has definitely changed the way the media in Atlanta refer to people that are arrested or are suspects. Comments 2 1of2Investigators are searching for this person of interest wanted for questioning in sex assault.
Its initial uses aroused controversy, but it has since seen increasingly regular use. He was wearing a blue and white striped collar shirt, blue denim shorts, and black suede shoes. What happened to me is a factor in that change.
Grassley said yesterday that he appreciates the department's replies to his inquiries. Hatfill and his employment is unprecedented," Grassley said in a statement, and that "there is no … formal definition for the term 'person of interest.
Is this just a euphemism, just another way of saying "suspect"? Hatfill was a suspect in the anthrax attacks case. Jewell: I'd say so.
Police obtained a photo of a woman who walked into a nearby store on July 6, and tried to sell the victim's cellphone to the store owner. Attorney General John Ashcroft is often credited with popularizing the person-of-interest label, having used it [in ] to describe Dr.
In the early morning hours of Friday, June 20,HCSO deputies responded to a sexual assault at an apartment complex located in the block of Old Bammel North. Hatfillinteest scientist who has figured prominently in the investigation into the anthrax attacks The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
The public knows what's going on. The suspect fled on foot but not before demanding money and other items from the apartment.
This is un-American. Justice Department has said that it did not intend for Hatfill to come under such intense media scrutiny by describing Person of interest wanted has a "person of interest" in the anthrax investigation, according to department letters sent to Senator Charles Grassley R-Iowawhich were released yesterday. The vaguely sinister term has been applied to targets of terrorism investigations, the chief suspect in the murder of the Baylor basketball player Patrick Dennehy and Steven J.
Ashcroft owes Dr. The victim, a 63 year-old woman, told deputies the suspect broke into her apartment by kicking in the patio door then raped her. History[ edit ] This phrase was first utilized by law enforcement induring the investigation of the Green River Killer.
Steven J. According to Eric Lichtbau in The New York Times : The term has an ugly history; in the s American law enforcement officials began creating secret dossiers on Vietnam War protesters, civil rights leaders and other persons of interest They've all changed.
Compare that with something that's recent and look at the difference. View Comments. Go back beforeat a shooting or a murder and see how they refer to the person whom they're arresting in the incident.
Each has specific meanings relevant to different levels of investigation. Instead, the department meant "to deflect media scrutiny" and "explain that he Hatfill was just one of many scientists" who had cooperated with the FBI investigation, Bryant said. The suspect is described as a black male between 20 and 30 years old, approximately 5'9"-6' feet tall, of Pdrson build with a large belly.
He had marks underneath both eyes. Senator Chuck GrassleyRepublican of Wanyedwrote to the Attorney General for clarification of the unfamiliar phrase in September She told deputies the suspect threatened to kill her if she did not comply with his demands.
InHatfill's attorney filed a complaint with the Justice Department 's Office of Professional Responsibilityarguing that "the term is not recognized in law or criminal procedure and that Ashcroft did not have the right 'to preside over the public shredding of [Hatfill's] life. Hatfill an apology. Because of what happened to me, things have changed.
Ashcroft[ edit ] The use of the term became widely critiqued when United States Attorney General John Ashcroft used it in a press conference when asked if Dr.