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Iowa Legal Update Lesson Summaries

2024 Lesson 6: Caselaw Update


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

  • When does an officer unreasonably delay providing an arrested person with the opportunity to consult with a family member or attorney?

  • Can an officer use a search warrant to obtain a blood or breath specimen for chemical testing instead of invoking the statutory implied consent procedure?

  • When has an officer intentionally or recklessly made false statements in a probable cause affidavit?

  • When does the community caretaking exception allow officers to seize and search a vehicle without a warrant?

  • What circumstances show an officer is liable for using excessive force?

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