Two officers strike plea deal, plead no contest to illegal strip searches

Jonah Kaplan

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Two officers strike plea deal, plead no contest to illegal strip searches

CREATED Oct. 21, 2013 - UPDATED: Oct. 21, 2013

MILWAUKEE - Let's make a plea.

That's been the theme as the state wraps up its prosecution of four Milwaukee officers charged with abusing their power and conducting illegal behavior as policeman.

Today, Jeffrey Dollhopf and Brian Kozolek - the last of the four charged - agreed to plead no contest to one of those charges (a misdemeanor) and resign from the Milwaukee Police Department.

In exchange, the state dropped all the other charges, which included some felonies.

A judge will hand down sentences in December; Dollhopf and Kozolek still face penalties of up to a $1,000 fine, community service, and/or 90 days in prison.

Earlier this month, Jacob Knight struck a similar deal with prosecutors and is serving a 20 day prison sentence.

Michael Vagnini pleaded no contest last spring and is in the midst of a two year sentence behind bars.

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