Back in October 2012, four Milwaukee Police Department (“MPD”) officers were charged with conducting illegal strip searches and illegal body cavity searches. At a status hearing on Monday, December 17, 2012 before Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey Wagner, three of the accused officers, Jeffrey Dollhopf, Brian Kozelek and Jacob Knight, requested separate trials from the fourth accused officer, Michael Vagnini. Officer Vagnini faces the most charges and the most serious charges, including a charge for sexual assault. For more information about the criminal cases against the officers, please see the article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
The Wisconsin civil rights lawyers of Samster, Konkel & Safran, S.C. represent some of the victims of the illegal searches conducted by the MPD officers. We will do our best to ensure that there is justice and accountability for the civil rights violations suffered by our clients.
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