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Agreement near in Milwaukee strip-search case

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The prosecution says it’s near an agreement with the defense in the case of two Milwaukee police officers accused of failing to intervene as fellow officers conducted illegal strip searches and body-cavity searches.

Jeffrey Dollhopf is charged with felony misconduct in public office and being party to the crime of illegal cavity search. Brian Kozelek is charged with illegal strip search and misconduct in office.

Both were due in court Tuesday morning but the case was adjourned until Thursday. Online court records quote prosecutor Kent Lovern as saying the parties are near resolution.

Both officers have sought to have the charges dropped. They say the counts are too vague to allow them to present proper defenses.

Similar charges resulted in criminal penalties against two other officers.

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