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Search & Seizure – Private Security Guards – Miranda Warnings – Va. Statute (access required)

Virginia’s statutory authorization for private security guards to make arrests does not necessarily mean the guards are state agents, and the 4th Circuit reverses an order suppressing marijuana evidence obtained by private security guards from a defendant arrested at an apartment complex. The officers were on patrol after midnight when they heard people arguing and observed ...