Below is an excerpt from thenewspaper.com……
North Carolina Appeals Court Allows HOAs To Arrest For DUI
North Carolina Appeals Court allows armed HOA security guards to conduct traffic stops that would be illegal for police to make.
Rental cops hired by homeowners associations (HOA) can conduct traffic stops that would be unconstitutional if performed by an actual police officer, according to a ruling handed down last week by the North Carolina Court of Appeals. A three-judge panel took up the case of Frederick Lloyd Weaver Jr, who was stopped on April 20, 2012 by an armed security guard employed by Metro Special Police and Security Services. The HOA for the Carleton Place townhomes near the University of North Carolina at Wilmington contracted with Metro for security services.