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Missouri 2019-2020 Lesson Summaries

2019 Lesson 10: Legal Update


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This is an online, Missouri-specific legal studies course. The lesson addresses recent court decisions providing guidance to law enforcement officers regarding: 

  • When an officer will be entitled to qualified immunity for enforcing a store search policy; 

  • When officers may handcuff a person during a Terry stop; and 

  • Whether an officer always needs a search warrant to take a blood draw during a DWI investigation. 

The lesson also addresses what law enforcement officers need to know about Missouri’s open and concealed carry laws, including whether a person can carry a concealed weapon without a permit, locations where people cannot carry a concealed weapon, age restrictions, concealed carry permits from other states, the open carrying of firearms, unlawful use of weapons, and requirements to carry permits.

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