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Michael Vagnini

Dec 12, 2016

Juror’s Facebook posts could affect $2 million jury verdict (UPDATE)

A $2 million verdict in a federal lawsuit over illegal strip searches may be thrown out, and the entire case may have to be retried.

Apr 22, 2015

Judge dismisses lawsuit contending illegal body searches

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that contends Milwaukee police conducted an illegal body search.

Nov 18, 2014

Milwaukee considers settling strip search lawsuit

Milwaukee's city attorney is recommending the city pay $95,500 to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit alleging an illegal body cavity search of a drug suspect by a former police officer.

Jul 21, 2014

12 men seek to join lawsuit over strip searches

Twelve men who claim Milwaukee police officers violated their rights by conducting illegal strip and cavity searches under the pretense of looking for drugs are seeking to join others who already have sued the city and police department.

Dec 5, 2013

2 Milwaukee cops fined for role in strip searches

Two Milwaukee police officers convicted of failing to intervene when other officers conducted illegal body-cavity searches have each been fined $300.

Nov 11, 2013

Milwaukee police face more lawsuits over searches

The Milwaukee Police Department is facing a growing number of lawsuits over strip searches.

Jul 14, 2013

2nd officer pleads no contest in strip search

One of four white Milwaukee police officers accused of conducting illegal strip searches of black suspects became the second Friday to plead no contest.

Jul 11, 2013

5 sue city of Milwaukee for illegal strip searches

Five men are suing the city of Milwaukee and police chief over strip searches that led to criminal charges against four officers.

Jun 21, 2013

Milwaukee ex-cop gets 26 months for strip searches

A former Milwaukee police officer convicted of performing illegal strip searches and body-cavity searches on dozens of suspects has been sentenced to more than two years in prison.

Apr 22, 2013

Plea deal reached in illegal strip search case (UPDATE)

A Milwaukee police officer accused of illegal strip searches is expected to accept a plea deal.

Nov 15, 2012

4 officers plead not guilty in strip search case

Four Milwaukee police officers accused of illegal strip searches have pleaded not guilty to charges.

Nov 4, 2012

Milwaukee cops to stand trial in strip searches

Prosecutors can proceed with a case against four Milwaukee police officers charged with conducting illegal strip searches of suspects, a judge ruled Friday.


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