Just want to bring this buy the group and see if my rights were violated
I just got off shift from my Employer at 0001 on 15January2009 I stopped bythe summer wood apartment complex entering from the left side road to look at the property in order to put a bid in for security services. I exited the property then went back around to look at the amenties the seconad round around. As I left the complex a Metro Security officer stopped me and asked what I was doing. I asked him if he was a police officer he said "NO" I asked him if I was under arrest he said "NO" He then told me I was on private property so I left. I thought nothing of it until I was almost home andstopped by SL County Sherriff Department. I was ordered off my motorcycle and Handcuffed at gun point by the sheriff's department. I was told I was being held for Taylorsville Police Department. Taylorsville Arrived and took custody of me Handcuffing me again after SL County released me. I was questioned by J Pierce of TVPD as to what I was doing at summer wood I told him.
Apparently the security officer told Taylorsville I brandished a firearm told the security officer to F@#%
off and was verbaly abusive to the security officer.
For this My firearm was conficated and I was cited for Disorderly Conduct they told me my firearm was being kept for evidence and safe keeping. I was released and went home on my motorcycle.
The following day I was called by officer J Pierce and told my charges were dropped and I could pick up my firearm on Monday
Now this caused problems with my employer Embarrsed me in front of my neighbors and caused me time off work since I have to use my firearm for my job
This was due to a security officer who turned a small incident to a all out ATL because he saw my open carried firearm which is legal I do have my CFP and did nothing wrong
I never used profanity at the guard I never touched my firearm at anytime and left after he stated I was on private property
Can I hold TVPD liable or Metro Security liable
Also TVPD needs to be briefed on Open Carry laws he did not know it was legal