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Missouri 2019-2020 Lesson Summaries

2020 Lesson 1: Legal Update


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

  • When officers may search items seized from a person during a search incident to arrest; 

  • Whether courts distinguish between items seized from a suspect’s person and items seized from near the suspect during a search incident to arrest; 

  • Whether a warrant is needed to search the cell phone of a person on supervised release; 

  • When officers who use Tasers to seize a suspect will be denied qualified immunity in an excessive force lawsuit; 

  • When a person is in custody; and

  • Whether officers must give Miranda warnings to persons who are restrained for medical reasons before conducting an interview.

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