arrestee

noun
ar·​rest·​ee | \ ə-ˌres-ˈtē \

Definition of arrestee

: a person who is under arrest

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Twelve arrestees face federal charges of possession with intent to distribute heroin, opioids or methamphetamine. Jonathan Drew, Fox News, "Drug sweep of North Carolina tribal land nets 76 arrests," 27 Sep. 2018 They were also instructed to ask whether the arrestee had applied for asylum with the government of Mexico. Dara Lind, Vox, "Border Patrol agents now have to ask everyone they catch if they’re part of the caravan," 2 Nov. 2018 Law enforcement officials said the arrestees include a mix of people who live on the reservation and outsiders. Jonathan Drew, Fox News, "Drug sweep of North Carolina tribal land nets 76 arrests," 27 Sep. 2018 Hamilton County Jail uses body scanners to insure arrestees don't bring contraband into the system. Faith E. Pinho, Indianapolis Star, "Marion County Jail embraces iris-scanning technology for inmates," 25 June 2018 It’s going to allow the county to move into a new facility (to handle) 38 percent of (Bexar County’s) arrestees. Jasper Scherer, San Antonio Express-News, "Tour of new intake center renews rift between officials," 11 July 2018 In 2010, Judge Hardiman ruled that jails can strip-search every arrestee police bring them, a decision the Supreme Court affirmed in 2012—in a 5-4 opinion written by Justice Kennedy. Jess Bravin, WSJ, "Who Are the Supreme Court Contenders?," 8 July 2018 The Trump administration is still deporting fewer noncriminal immigrants than the Obama administration did circa 2011, and the proportion of deportees who are noncriminals is usually smaller than the proportion of arrestees who are. Dara Lind, Vox, "Trump’s “animals” remark and the ensuing controversy, explained," 21 May 2018 In Connecticut, police use-of-force incidents continue to inflame residents, including the 2017 fatal shooting of Bridgeport teen Jayson Negron and a Hartford sergeant’s assault of an arrestee a year earlier. Jenna Carlesso, Courant Community, "Hartford Council Greenlights Purchase Of Body-Worn Cameras For Police," 29 June 2018

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1944, in the meaning defined above

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arrestee

noun
ar·​res·​tee | \ ə-ˌres-ˈtē \

Legal Definition of arrestee

: a person who is or was under arrest

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