Iowa Legal Update Lesson Summaries
2019 Lesson 04: 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 may an officer stop and frisk a person whom he knows is carrying a concealed weapon?
When may an officer extend a traffic stop to investigate suspected criminal activity apart from the traffic violation?
May police use a search warrant rather than implied consent procedures to obtain a blood sample?
When will law enforcement officials be denied qualified immunity for neglecting an arrestee’s serious medical needs?
When will officers be denied qualified immunity for pointing their weapons at a suspect for too long?