All Walmart LP's need to havefour elements on making anuy stop: Selection, concealment, observation, and exit. Walmart LP's can NOT stop some one until they are putting their foot outside the door. That is policy, but because of that we are to have a witness with us and they encourage us to have a couple of people with us because a show of force hopefully will stop a suspect from being combative. I am a Walmart LP. I have made stops on people shoplifting. I have never hurt someone trying to steal. Walmart has a good training plan and to carrry cuffs you need to be certified by a LEO. Even though I am California POST certified I don't carry cuffs. Why I don't want the headache. Accordingto the article the LP's in question screwed up. They had a responsiblity to detain and protect the suspect until turned over to law enforcement. If the suspect complains of medical problems then EMS should be called. I don't condone their actions in the least bit but those 5 are the ones that should be held accountable but in this sue happy nation we live in Walmart and all the shareholders will be held responsible, not the Waltons.