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WISCONSIN NEWS BRIEFS: Milwaukee policeman sentenced to two years in jail for misconduct

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MILWAUKEE - A former Milwaukee police officer has been sentence to more than two years in prison for allegedly conducting body cavity and strip searches illegally.


Michael Vagnini pleaded no contest to four felonies and misdemeanors back in April. Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn issued a statement saying officers cannot break the law in the name of enforcing it. Three other officers who were charged with Vagnini are awaiting their trials.

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Sean Scallon
Sean Scallon has been a reporter and Sports Editor at the Pierce County Herald newspaper in Ellsworth since 1998. He holds a bachelors degree in communication arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He's also worked at newspapers in Glenwood City, Wisconsin; Marion, Illinois and Shawano, Wisconsin. Sean also works as a sports reporter for other newspapers and websites in RiverTown Multimedia from River Falls to Hudson to New Richmond and Red Wing.
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