Missouri Legal Update

2022 Lesson 7: Caselaw Update

Legal

Release Date: 

5/1/2022

This is an online legal studies course. The lesson addresses recent court decisions providing guidance to law enforcement officers regarding: whether a passenger in a vehicle involved in a traffic stop is in custody and subjected to interrogation for purposes of Miranda warnings, what facts and circumstances will justify an officer’s warrantless entry into a home when the officer has probable cause to believe evidence is about to be destroyed, under what circumstances will an officer who shoots a person’s dog be entitled to qualified immunity for that seizure, whether a suspect who only partially matches a witness’ description may be stopped under Terry v. Ohio, and whether a private individual’s actions render it impossible for police to conduct a proper lineup.