John Doe proceeding on strip search, Fourth Degree Sexual Assault,illegal Body Cavity Search involving Milwaukee Police OfficersSubmitted by MMJ Ministry on Wed, 10/10/2012 - 04:02
Published on Oct 9, 2012 by MilwaukeePolice
Chief Flynn, DA Chisholm Announce Strip Search Investigation Charges
The John Doe proceeding regarding illegal strip search activity involving Milwaukee Police Officers was closed on October 8, 2012. Four Milwaukee Police Officers made their initial court appearance on October 9, 2012 and were charged with crimes.
During the course of the John Doe, which lasted more than six months, more than 50 witnesses were subpoenaed to testify, some multiple times. The witness list included 32 department members and 24 citizen witnesses. The last group of witnesses testified on October 5, 2012.
Multiple allegations of police misconduct were investigated through the John Doe proceeding. While a number of the complaints were determined to have no prosecutable merit, four officers are being criminally charged for their involvement in eight crimes involving nine victims.
The charges include Second Degree Sexual Assault, Third Degree Sexual Assault, Fourth Degree Sexual Assault, Illegal Body Cavity Search, Illegal Strip Search and Misconduct in Public Office (Act in Excess of Lawful Authority). The officers were taken into custody, booked and were ordered released on their own recognizance.