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Missouri 2021 Lesson Summaries

2021 Lesson 13: Legal Update


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This is an online state-specific legal update course for Missouri police. The lesson addresses recent court decisions providing guidance to law enforcement officers regarding: whether hot pursuit of a fleeing misdemeanor suspect always qualifies as an exigent circumstance justifying a warrantless entry into a home; the consequences when an officer continues to tase a suspect after the suspect has become compliant; whether an officer must allow a suspect privacy while the suspect consults with an attorney regarding whether to submit to a chemical breath test; how an officer should weigh conflicting reports from a victim, a suspect, and witnesses when making an arrest decision.

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