Iowa Legal Update Lesson Summaries
2022 Lesson 4: Caselaw Update
This is an online Iowa legal update course for law enforcement officers. The lesson addresses recent court decisions providing guidance to Iowa police officers regarding the following questions:
What evidence is required to prove a defendant possessed illegal drugs?
When is a drug dog adequately reliable?
Can an anonymous tip provide probable cause that a crime has occurred?
-To come within the plain-feel exception to the warrant requirement, what must be immediately apparent to an officer conducting a lawful pat-down search?
How long may a police officer keep a compliant, non-threatening individual in handcuffs during a Terry stop?