Re: Does a Tip Received from a P.o. to a Sec. Guard Make the Sec. Guard an Agent
Without having the answers to the questions in your second paragraph, your self-assured statement in the first paragraph is pure conjecture. The cop may have been alerting the security guard to something that was firmly within the guard's purview to investigate. Without more information (such as the very questions you ask), there is no way to determine if the guard was a de facto agent of the state.
Quoting Conrad Hunter
But, unless criminal charges are filed, the point is de facto moot. Even if the guard was acting as an agent of the state, that would only mean that the fruits of the search could be excluded as evidence in a criminal trial.
Behind the badge is a person. Behind the person is an ego. This is as it should be, person at the center and ego to the back.