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Missouri 2024 Lesson Summaries

2024 Lesson 4: 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 minors can consent to a search; when a warrant is so deficient that police may not lawfully rely on it to conduct a search; the circumstances under which police may conduct a warrantless search of a vehicle reported stolen; what evasive action from a suspect will give officers reasonable suspicion of criminal activity justifying a brief, investigatory stop; and whether the use of force to disperse protestors always constitute a seizure, such that officers can be liable for using excessive force.

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