2nd former police officer in MPD strip search case enters plea

CREATED Jul 12, 2013 - UPDATED: Jul 12, 2013

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MILWAUKEE - A second officer accused in an illegal strip search scandal has agreed to resign, and has entered a plea of No Contest.

Jacob Knight, 32, pleaded to the misdemeanor in return for the dismissal of a felony charge of misconduct in public office, according to the Journal Sentinel. Two other officers are also charged in the case

Brian Kozelek and Jeffrey Dollhopf showed up in court Friday to request a new trial date. They were originally schedule for July 22, but had their trials moved to Oct. 21.

A fourth officer, Michael Vagnini, pleaded no contest to the crime earlier this year and was sentenced to 26 months in prison. He was accused or performing "dozens" of rectal searches on people, many who have sued the city for the crime.

Knight will be sentenced Aug. 4.