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Cop Who Forced Dozens of Anal Cavity Searches For Fun Gets Just Two Years In Prison

MichaelVagnini-mugMichael Vagnini and his buddies molested dozens of victims of all ages, but he’ll be doing only two years in prison.

A disgusting scandal involving police officers performing illegal anal cavity searches with the intent to “degrade and humiliate” dozens and dozens of victims has come to an apparent conclusion, which some feel amounts to little more than a slap on the wrists for those involved.

Between February 2010 and February 2012, a small group of Milwaukee officers took part in a string of serial assaults on subjects pulled off the streets.  In many cases, the officers demanded the subjects produce the drugs they assumed were being hidden somewhere on their person.  When they were not satisfied with the cooperation from the subjects, an officer would jam his hand into the subject’s underpants, touch his genitals, and insert a finger into his anus on the side of the road.  Some of the complaints stated that drugs were planted during these searches. 

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Man Subjected to Increasingly Invasive Series of Cavity Searches After Traffic Stop

gifstache.com_1095_1344985207According to the police, David Eckhert failed to come to a complete stop at a stop sign. What happened next sounds like something an ass-obsessed Kafka would write…

Via Lowering the Bar:

Do NOT Clench Your Buttocks in Deming, New Mexico

Why not, you ask? Because it may be interpreted as probable cause to conduct an anal-cavity search.

Or six.

According to this KOB News report, police in Deming, New Mexico, and some doctors they convinced to help them, conducted no fewer than six manual searches of David Eckert’s anus in the hours after they stopped him on January 2. (His crime: allegedly failing to come to a complete stop at a stop sign.) The officers asked Eckert to get out of the car. The lawsuit alleges that after he did so, the officers noted that he “appeared to be clenching his buttocks,” and interpreted this as “probable cause to suspect that Eckert was hiding narcotics in his anal cavity.”

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