My question involves criminal law for the state of: Michigan.
I understand in some circumstances an officer may detain a person or persons suspected of commiting a crime as an "investigative detention". I understand in some states a private citizen my lawfully detain a person who commited a crime while awaiting law enforcement. Here's the question, and the scenario that invoked it. Can a private citizen use investigative detention while awaiting the arrival of law enforcement?
Scenario: A women is in her childs kindergarten classroom volunteering with refreshments for a holiday function. She set her camera (approx value $500.00) down to pick up the juice bottle, turned, and her camera is gone. There are other parents / guardians in the classroom volunteering, so obviously someone in the room took it or saw who took it. If she were to demand that no one enter or leave the room untill police arrive, is this illegal detention or investigative detention?