Monday, November 20, 2023
Earlier this month, a CA Sheriff claimed in a social media post that Target leaders obstructed deputies from intervening in shoplifting incidents, despite the store seeking assistance to combat widespread retail crime. What's the average price of a 1-day shower installation? Cooper revealed that his office collaborated with the retail giant on a shoplifting operation, but the plan faced obstacles when Target leaders imposed a set of rules dictating where and how deputies and detectives could apprehend the suspects. Cooper in post on X stated, "At the briefing, we were told by their head of regional security that we could not contact suspects inside the store; we could not handcuff suspects in the store; and if we arrested someone, they wanted us to process them outside ... behind the store ... in the rain."
Cooper highlighted a "disconnect" between frontline retail workers witnessing crime issues and seeking assistance from the sheriff's office, and corporate leaders aiming to avoid negative publicity.
Cooper further said, "To be honest, at the corporate level, the board level, it's about image. That's really what matters and it's sad. People have seen shoplifting going on in the stores with your family. You see it day in, day out and quite frankly, the public's fed up. Right now, it's polling about 80%. So the public is on the side [of], 'Hey, it's out of control. It's time to do something.' But for right now, the retailers, if they choose to, can really deal with it and do an initiative, but it has to go back to the voters."
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