- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 22, 2015

MILWAUKEE (AP) - A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that contends Milwaukee police conducted an illegal body search.

The lawsuit is one of the dozens that allege Milwaukee police went too far when searching suspects. U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman decided the facts claimed by Devin Ragland could not support a judgment in his favor.

The Journal Sentinel (https://bit.ly/1DcYFpf ) reports police say they were looking for a gun when they pulled Ragland’s pants and underwear down during a search in June 2013. Adelman ruled Monday that the officers’ actions did not amount to a strip search.

Four Milwaukee officers have been convicted of crimes in connection with illegal body searches from 2008 to 2012. All four were forced to resign. One officer, Michael Vagnini (vag-NEE’-nee), pleaded no contest to eight charges and is serving a prison sentence.

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Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, https://www.jsonline.com


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