ELI5: Explain Like I'm 5

Reasonable suspicion

Reasonable suspicion is a legal idea that means when the police think someone has done something wrong and they have reasons to believe it. Reasonable suspicion is not as strong as proof, which means the police need to have some kind of evidence that supports their idea. Sometimes reasonable suspicion can mean things like if a person was seen acting suspiciously (like running away when the police are around) or if the police have information that someone has done something wrong. If the reasonable suspicion is strong enough, the police can look more closely into the situation to figure out if something bad has happened.