A dozen men join strip search lawsuit

CREATED Jul 20, 2014 - UPDATED: Jul 20, 2014

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MILWAUKEE - A dozen men who claim they were subjected to illegal searches by Milwaukee police are seeking to join others who have already sued the city and police department. In their motion to join a federal lawsuit, the 12 men allege the officers who carried out the illegal strip and cavity searches engaged in a "racially motivated conspiracy" to deprive black residents of their rights. A total of 47 people have already sued the city and police department over the searches.