MPD officers accused of illegal strip searches in court


by Laura Matovina

MILWAUKEE COUNTY -- They are supposed to protect and serve the people of Milwaukee, but four MPD officers are accused of doing the opposite.

Suspects claim they were sexually assaulted during strip searches, and the four men accused of it are scheduled to be in court Thursday.

District 5 Police Officer Michael Vagnini is facing 25 counts, including felony sexual assault.

His fellow MPD officers Brian Kozelek, Jeffrey Dollhopf and Jacob Knight are accused of being there when the illegal strip searches happened and not reporting them.

All four men will be arraigned Thursday.


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