Missouri 2022 Lesson Summaries
2022 Lesson 15: Caselaw 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:
What facts and circumstances allow an officer to search or handcuff an individual during a Terry stop?
May police officers detain and question innocent bystanders who have witnessed a crime?
When asking a suspect to take a breath test, must an officer read the suspect the implied consent law before giving the suspect twenty minutes to contact an attorney?
If, while interviewing a suspect, the officer misrepresents the evidence, does this make a subsequent confession involuntary?
If officers do not, subjectively, intend to arrest a suspect for a traffic offense, but the suspect flees from the officers, can the suspect be convicted for resisting arrest?