Contact Us

Cop Busted For Illegal Body Searches — Wait Until You Read His Name

Getty Images

Shakespeare once posed the question, “What’s in a name?” Apparently, your name can say a lot about you. Take, for example, Milwaukee, WI police officer Michael Vagnini whose badge was recently taken from him for conducting illegal body cavity searches on detainees. Coincidence, or inevitability?

In March, reports of officers conducting unlawful searches of suspects surfaced in Wisconsin. On Monday, after the initial police report from a July 2011 incident was made public, it was obvious that officers had been conducting these searches as a matter of routine. The officer had a reputation for forcing suspects to bend over for him so he could search them for drugs in very special places.

In Wisconsin, state law defines strip searches as searching “a detained person’s genitals, pubic area, buttock or anus, or a detained female person’s breast,” and states that a strip search can only be performed by a doctor, physician’s assistant or registered nurse. The law also requires written permission before a strip search is conducted, unless officers have probable cause to believe the suspect is hiding a weapon.

The released police report indicates that Vagnini conducted a field search himself without written permission, which means he could be found guilty of a sexual assault according to Wisconsin law.

We do feel bad for Officer V but perhaps the name does make people do crazy things. If he’s found guilty, he may have to change his name to Mallsecuritynini or perhaps he could just get into magic. You wouldn’t go see ‘The Great Vagnini’ at casino in Vegas?

Next: UPS Driver Arrested for Getting a Closer Look at Woman’s Box

More from 96.5 KVKI

Best of the Web

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://965kvki.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on 96.5 KVKI quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Register on 96.5 KVKI quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!