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Iowa Legal Update Lesson Summaries

2023 Lesson 11: Caselaw Update


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

  • What evidence makes it necessary for police to give a suspect the Miranda warnings? And, when is evidence sufficient for obtaining a search warrant for a cell phone and Google search history?

  • When does a citizen’s report of erratic driving provide a basis for a traffic stop?

  • When does a search warrant for child pornography become stale?

  • Does a driver’s failure to yield to pedestrians who are crossing a roadway within a marked crosswalk or intersection provide probable cause to stop the driver?

  • When are police justified in using deadly force against an individual holding a knife?

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