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Missouri 2023 Lesson Summaries

2023 Lesson 21: Caselaw Update


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This is an online legal studies course. The lesson addresses recent court decisions providing guidance to law enforcement officers regarding: when a suspect will lose Fourth Amendment protection in property because he/she has “abandoned” it; when an officer questioning a suspect who is vomiting in a patrol car will be considered to have conducted a custodial interrogation; whether an officer who impersonates a deceased person to receive texts from the person’s drug supplier violates the federal Wiretap Act; and whether law enforcement officials may prolong a lawful detention to check an individual’s immigration status.

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