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Iowa Legal Update Lesson Summaries

2022 Lesson 12: Caselaw Update


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This lesson provides guidance to Iowa law enforcement officers on the following topics:

  • What constitutes an improper promise of leniency during an interrogation?

  • When is information too stale to support an application for a search warrant? And what evidence is sufficient to establish a defendant’s “intent” to deliver a controlled substance?

  • What evidence is sufficient to prove that a driver had constructive possession over drugs discovered inside a bag located in the passenger area of the vehicle?

  • When may officers rely on the emergency aid exception to the warrant requirement to enter a residence?

  • What constitutes an excessive use of force when apprehending a fleeing suspect?

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