Reason.comThe Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Vagnini and three others are facing criminal charges stemming from a series of illegal rectal searches Vagnini vigorously conducted between February 2010 and February 2012. “Vagnini is alleged to have performed all of the searches,” the paper reports. “The three other officers are accused of witnessing Vagnini’s actions and not stopping them or reporting them to a supervisor.” In one case, a man had gone to check on his aunt’s house in the 3500 block of N. 10th St. When he came outside, his vehicle was surrounded by squad cars. Vagnini put his bare hand down the man’s pants, touched his scrotum and inserted fingers into his anus, the complaint says. When the man pulled away, Vagnini put him in a choke hold that caused him to slobber onto Vagnini’s arm. Vagnini repeatedly told him to “stop resisting” as he pulled back so hard on his neck his feet almost left the ground, the man said. Two other officers held his arms and one put a gun to his head, the complaint says. Vagnini claimed he found crack cocaine inside the man’s anus, but the man insisted it “was not on him prior to the search,” the complaint says.

Gotta enjoy how they put that — ‘vigorously conducted’ rectal searches. Well I suppose if you’re bare-handly planting crack into a kid’s asshole or searching up there so hard a guy bleeds for three days then ‘vigorous’ is the word to use. He searches buttholes with vigor.

How lonely or starved for power must you be to force finger another man’s dookie spot by gunpoint? This man’s behavior is certainly inexcusable, but some his co-workers really gotta take a huge portion of the blame for this. There had got to be some combination of hookers and boozing and illegal cop-on-cop street racing that could’ve kept this guy’s life going in a direction that doesn’t include finger-raping crack into some innocent man’s orifices. If he’s gay his cop buddies should’ve given him Big Bulges 7 on Blu Ray and free passes to a banana hammock strip club. Whatever would’ve been necessary to keep Mike Vagnini (who you know goes by “Vag”) from doing what he did. Maybe a rubber butt that he could’ve fingered harmlessly at home. Yeah. Definitely the other cops’ fault, too.