I did not commit a crime yet I was given a trespass warning.
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Any store can trespass warn you just like you can kick someone off your property. You have no recourse.
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No offense meant, but you were out of line.
Not that they should, but the cops can - and do - act rudely. They are all business and are generally intolerant of folks, anyone, getting in between them and their business.
When someone is being detained, questioned, arrested - whatever it is that the police may be doing with them - you are always best advised to stay out of it.
If you wish take out your cell phone and record the incident - this may ultimately prove helpful to the person who is arrested but even if it isn't it remains a more productive, safer and all around better use of your time - or you may even call a lawyer, but whatever you do, right, wrong or indifferent, please don't insert yourself into it, not even peripherally.
Getting into the cops' business, even when done politely and as a truly concerned person, is almost never going to be accepted or appreciated by the cops. Rather, it is likely to fuel the proverbial fire and help to get the cops to be even more more assertive and aggressive than they otherwise should / could / would have been.
Regardless, if you feel that Walmart Loss Prevention officers acted in an unbecoming fashion then you are free to go to Walmart and file a grievance against them. In fact, if you think that the cops overreacted then you can file a complaint against them too. Just remember that in this particular instance your brother was in a place, a private establishment, where he was not only not welcome but was not lawfully entitled to be, and you were, knowingly or not, therefore with someone who was subject to arrest.
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You do not have any recourse that I can see from what you have written.
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Based on the information you provided, it doesn't appear you have any recourse.
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