MPD officer accused of illegal body cavity searches plead no contest

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by Chris Patterson

MILWAUKEE -- One of the three Milwaukee police officers charged in the illegal strip search case appeared in court for a plea hearing. Former Milwaukee Police Officer Jacob Knight, pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of illegal body cavity search. A plea deal helped Knight avoid a felony charge of misconduct in office.

In 2012, Michael Vagnini, Brian Kozelek, Jacob Knight, and Jeffrey Dollhopf all faced criminal charges related to illegal body cavity searches. Vagnini, the man believed the be leader of this group, was recently sentenced to 26 months in prison.

Jeffrey Dollhopf and Brian Kozelek are both scheduled to appear in court later this year.

Alleged victims of this group of police officers spoke with the public for the first to announce they're filing a lawsuit against the City of Milwaukee, and several police officers.

 

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