Milwaukee Police strip searches

Politics & Government
2:32 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Milwaukee Council President Unhappy with Former Officer's Sentence

A judge on Friday sentenced a former MPD officer to 20 days in jail, for not stopping fellow officers from conducting illegal strip searches.

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4:16 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

More Males Sue MPD for Alleged Strip Searches

Five black men filed lawsuits in July, accusing Milwaukee police officers of conducting or overseeing illegal strip searches.

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11:20 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Milwaukee Sued, Because of Alleged Police Strip Searches

Five men, who say Milwaukee police strip searched them, are suing the city, several officers and Police Chief Flynn. Wisconsin prohibits officers from conducting cavity searches.

One officer has been convicted of conducting illegal searches. Three others still face charges.

The federal lawsuits the men have filed do not specify an amount of damages they're seeking.

In Wisconsin, only doctors, physician's assistants and registered nurses can conduct searches of rectal and genital areas, on people suspected of committing crimes.