Iowa Legal Update Lesson Summaries
2022 Lesson 11: Caselaw Update
This lesson provides guidance to Iowa law enforcement officers on the following topics:
May police officers detain and question innocent bystanders who have witnessed a crime?
What actions by law enforcement officers constitute a seizure of a package? What justifies the seizure of a package?
Does a person have Fourth Amendment protection in his/her hospital room?
Is an officer entitled to qualified immunity for shooting a person’s dog when the dog is not an imminent threat?
What actions by a suspect will give an officer reasonable suspicion of criminal activity? What officer actions turn a brief investigatory detention into an arrest?