Originally posted by AGWskeptic
When did CCA become a law enforcement agency?
it isn't one AFAIK - despite what the police quote might have said.
I'm baffled that you don't see the problem with this.
I am baffled that you do - security guards take part in searches every day. Any organisation has, AFAIK and assuming any legal requirements have been
met, the right to search its own premises - they do not need to use LEO's to do so.
however if there are no LEO's present then whoever is doing the search does not get to act like an LEO - eg if they find something illegal they do not
get to arrest whoever has or owns it - all they can do is notify the Police.
In the case of this search it looks very much like drug dogs were bought in to do the search - these were CCA dogs hence had prison guard handlers.
This much does not require CCA to be a "law enforcement agency".
LEO's were present to make any arrests or other actions that required LEO's - so CCA was not acting nor required to act as a LEA.
And it was a PUBLIC school, I mistyped and it won't let me change it.
Yep - I know that - I see no reason why it makes any difference.
edit on 3-12-2012 by Aloysius the Gaul because: (no reason given)