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Iowa Legal Update Lesson Summaries

2019 Lesson 12: 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 officers use flash-bang grenades to execute search warrants?

  • What disclosures by police will violate a victim’s Fourteenth Amendment right to privacy?

  • Is Iowa Code section 321J.2(1)(c)’s prohibition on operating a motor vehicle with “any amount” of a controlled substance in a person’s body constitutional under all circumstances?

  • Can a person in jail who threatens a police officer’s family commit harassment?

  • When will an officer be entitled to qualified immunity for enforcing a store search policy?

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