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Iowa Legal Update Lesson Summaries

2024 Lesson 4: Caselaw Update


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

  • When does an officer unlawfully extend a traffic stop to allow time for a K-9 sniff?

  • What facts are sufficient to support probable cause for a blood draw warrant?

  • What facts are sufficient to raise a reasonable suspicion that a defendant is driving while intoxicated?

  • When has a law enforcement officer entrapped a defendant?

  • Will an officer be entitled to qualified immunity for arresting a suspect by taking him to the ground when the suspect was a journalist reporting on rioters?

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