State rules spell out limits of security guards’ power

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Question: Often I hear about house detectives, now called “loss control officers,” or security guards detaining shoplifters at stores. What rights/powers do these folks have to detain anybody? Are they allowed to use physical force? Isn’t that assault? Short of that, what gives them the right to put their hands on someone? What if someone resists?
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