Missouri Legal Update

2021 Lesson 13: Legal Update

Legal

2021 Lesson 13: Legal Update

Legal

Release Date: 

9/1/2021

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.