Missouri Legal Update

2021 Lesson 4: Legal Update

Legal

2021 Lesson 4: Legal Update

Legal

Release Date: 

3/1/2021

This is an online, Missouri-specific legal studies course. The lesson addresses recent court decisions providing guidance to Missouri law enforcement officers regarding:

  • When will officers who mistakenly arrest the wrong person be denied qualified immunity in a civil lawsuit?

  • When may an officer briefly seize and investigate a person filming police activity? When will an officer be denied qualified immunity for seizing a person’s cell phone?

  • When may an officer enter a person’s home and take the person into custody for an involuntary mental health evaluation?

  • - When may an officer use deadly force against a suspect without first providing a warning?

  • - When must officers give Miranda warnings?