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Can an unarmed security officer employed by private owner of apartment complex in the state of Arizona search seize and detain visitor to the complex until police arrive?

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12/26/2007

yes, they can here is the law on citizens arrest in arizona.

A private person may make an arrest: 1. When the person to be arrested has in his presence committed a misdemeanor amounting to a breach of the peace, or a felony. 2. When a felony has been in fact committed and he has reasonable ground to believe that the person to be arrested has committed it.