My question involves criminal law for the state of: California
My girlfriend was caught shop lifting a piece of candy. She was escorted to a back room where she was handcuffed to a chair by one arm.
I understand that they took her I.D., address, etc. and stated a letter containing the fine amount to be mailed latter on.
My question is "Does Walgreens have the authority to handcuff someone who has shoplifted?"
Besides the rude behavior and awkwardness my girlfriend endured while detained(such as offering her a job and asking if she had a boyfriend), does anyone know the laws pertaining towards the authority that security services have over customers/shoplifters?