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Your son could possibly have a claim against walmart for false imprisonment (this is just being unlawfully detained -- doesn't have to actually be put in jail). He could also have a claim for gross negligence against the store for accusing your son of wrongdoing without any justification or proof.
He should speak to a local personal injury lawyer about pursuing this claim. There's likely a less strong claim against the police officers. If they were called to the scene regarding a potential shoplifting situation, they were just following up on the call. So, it is not as if the police targeted him or sought him out.
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