Missouri 2022 Lesson Summaries
2022 Lesson 10: Legal Update
This is an online legal update course for Missouri police officers. The lesson addresses recent court decisions providing guidance to law enforcement officers regarding the following questions:
When officers conduct a vehicle checkpoint ruse, what driver behavior will give the officers reasonable suspicion to seize the driver?
What actions by a suspect will give an officer reasonable suspicion of criminal activity? What officer actions turn a brief investigatory detention into an arrest?
Does a person have Fourth Amendment protection in his/her hospital room?
When may police conduct a second inventory search of an impounded vehicle?
Can police officers be successfully sued under the legal theory known as malicious prosecution?