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What can loss prevention do to you?

Last Updated: 25th January, 2020

Yes. The law varies slightly in every state, butgenerally a Loss Prevention agent has full powers of arrestand can detain and handcuff you legally whileawaiting police response for a formal arrest. HOWEVER: they cannotdo this based upon mere suspicion!

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Likewise, people ask, is Loss Prevention allowed to detain you?

Store security guards cannot charge you with acrime, either. Only the police can do that. Generally, lossprevention officers will detain and question you,then call the police.

can mall security touch you? Mall security is allowed to detain youunder a rule called the "shopkeeper's privilege" where storescan detain potential shoplifting suspects for a reasonableamount of time. The police will take statements, but the barto arrest someone is only

Hereof, can Walmart loss prevention detain you?

These laws serve to protect the stores from lawsuitsclaiming false imprisonment or false arrest. Though these lawsvary, store owners and their employees generally are allowed todetain an individual when they have probable cause tosuspect shoplifting.

Do stores keep track of shoplifters?

Because they can. It's their word against theshoplifters', and the police and store officials aremore likely to believe a store detective before they believea shoplifting suspect. They are paid to prevent loss in thestore and they must justify their paychecks by apprehendingshoplifters.

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