I do not know to be honest?
A general question, not necessarily directed at you.
It’s a real issue. It seems like right now, the police in many cities, and the FBI, act mostly in sympathy with rioters until the publicity gets too bad. Any local conservative organization is labeled a militia, and will get the stink-eye of the law.
So, in the case where someone is deputized, does he get the protections usually (but not lately) that go with acting in a law enforcement role, or is he exposed as some sort of vigilante.
I realize you said you didn’t know, but hopefully someone can amplify on the situation. I realize the courts are always something of a crapshoot, but it would be nice to know how its supposed to work.