Missouri Legal Update

2022 Lesson 10: Legal Update

Legal

Release Date: 

7/1/2022

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?