CAN FAMILY MEMBERS OF A SUSPECT ALSO BE ARRESTED?

No.There is no guilt by association.The police cannot threaten family members or friends of an individual who is a suspect in a crime or who has been arrested.

Neither can the police take a family member or friend into custody and use them as a bargaining tool.

If the police take a family member into custody without significant reason, it amount to a serious crime of illegal detention or kidnapping at a minimum on the part of the police. 

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