Iowa Legal Update
2019 Lesson 01: Legal Update
This is an online, Iowa-specific legal studies course. The lesson addresses recent court decisions providing guidance to Iowa law enforcement officers regarding the following questions:
When will an officer’s concern for a driver’s safety justify a stop under the community caretaking exception to the warrant requirement?
What are the rights of passengers in vehicles?
When will a tip that a vehicle was seen leaving the area of a recently committed crime justify a traffic stop?
When will an officer not be entitled to qualified immunity for actions taken during an investigation of alleged abuse by a family member?
When will an officer not be entitled to qualified immunity for using a Taser against a person?