"Only one claim survived: a constitutional rights violation. U.S. District Judge Stephen Murphy concluded that the private security officers who arrested and detained Powers were exercising police powers.
"Powers alleges he was approached by Tigers' security officers outside of Comerica Park, placed under arrest, escorted to a detention cell in the stadium and detained for 24-hours," Murphy wrote in a 2015 order. "The power to arrest and the power to detain are identifiable police powers vested with the state. Accordingly, Powers has adequately alleged the security officers operated as state actors. Therefore, the Tigers' motion to dismiss is denied."