They routinely put suspects in the news at the direction of investigating agencies.
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It is often newsworthy that someone is suspected, being investigated, accused, or otherwise involved in something, even if there is no arrest, prosecution, or conviction.
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it is not defamation for a newspaper to report that john doe was arrested for allegedly doing this or that; they are just reporting a "newsworthy" event; even if john doe is not happy about seeing his name in the paper.