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Michigan State Police investigating Allen Park police in wake of 7 Action News report on search

Posted: 11:10 PM, Sep 22, 2016
Updated: 2016-09-23 03:26:30Z

Michigan State Police are now investigating a local police department in the wake of a 7 Action News investigation.

A Detroit father says Allen Park police violated his rights when they subjected him to what his lawyer calls an illegal body cavity search. The 7 Investigators obtained the exclusive video of the search that lawyers and law enforcement experts say was unlawful.

Thirty-two-year-old Kevin Campbell was arrested for driving with a suspended license in June, but he says that simple traffic stop turned into an invasive search. 

According to state law, a body cavity search can only be done with a valid search warrant and it has to be done by a licensed medical professional.

Campbell is now suing Allen Park and the officer who did the search. 

The Allen Park Police chief and the city’s lawyers are not commenting on this due to the pending lawsuit, but in their court filings they deny many of the allegations.

State police officials say once they are done with their investigation, they will turn the case over to the Wayne County Prosecutor. 

Stay with WXYZ.com for the latest information as this investigation progresses.

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