What powers of arrest does an off duty LEO have?
A couple years back I was working at a grocery store and saw a shoplifter get handcuffed by a loss prevention employee after trying to flee from him and another employee who was trying to help the loss prevention employee. The loss prevention employee is also a law enforcement officer and ended up putting the shoplifter in handcuffs after taking him down, although it seemed like he was acting in the employ of the grocer at the time.
Do you guys still retain full arrest powers when off-duty? If so, how does that work for the person being arrested if they try to flee from the off-duty LEO if they don't realize that the other person is an officer?
I don't know exactly what happened because I was too far away to catch any of the dialogue when I saw this go down.