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Iowa Legal Update Lesson Summaries

2023 Lesson 8: Caselaw Update


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

  • Do police need a warrant to collect DNA from a suspect’s discarded drinking straw?

  • When do exigent circumstances permit a warrantless entry into a home?

  • When can an officer be liable for malicious prosecution?

  • If an officer arrests a suspect on a warrant that had been recalled but which, due to a clerical error, had remained active in the computer system, will evidence discovered during that arrest be suppressed?

  • When does an officer use excessive force while detaining a suspect?

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