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Missouri 2019-2020 Lesson Summaries

2020 Lesson 18: Legal 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 may officers executing a search warrant at a residence detain occupants of a vehicle parked in front of the residence?

  • When executing an arrest warrant at a residence, must officers knock and announce their presence when a person leading them into a house leaves the front door open?

  • What facts will establish probable cause to arrest a person for driving while intoxicated?

  • When will a law enforcement officer who fires his weapon on an armed participant in an altercation not be entitled to qualified immunity in a civil suit alleging excessive force?

The lesson also provides an update on the Missouri Legislature Special Session Amendments.

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