Iowa Legal Update Lesson Summaries
2023 Lesson 8: Caselaw Update
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?