Missouri 2021 Lesson Summaries
2021 Lesson 3: Legal Update
This is an online, Missouri-specific legal studies course. The lesson addresses recent court decisions providing guidance to Missouri law enforcement officers regarding:
When does an officer have probable cause to arrest a suspect for driving while intoxicated if a short time passes between the time an accident occurs and the time the officer first contacts the driver?
When may an officer stop someone as part of the officer’s community caretaking function?
When is it unreasonable for an officer to use deadly force against an intoxicated person or person experiencing a mental health crisis?
Under what circumstances is it reasonable for an officer to tase a suspect?
- Does qualified immunity shield law enforcement officers from liability when they improperly disclose private information about individuals?