Iowa Legal Update

2019 Lesson 01: Legal Update

Legal

Release Date: 

1/1/2019

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?

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