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Iowa Legal Update Lesson Summaries

2019 Lesson 04: Legal Update


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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?

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