Police apprehend wanted man after he appears on TV

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Anthony Pettis had been wanted by police for almost three months before they finally spotted him during a press conference on television.

Pettis made a public appearance in front of FOX6 cameras to discuss why he is suing the City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee police officers, claiming he was a victim of illegal cavity searches. One officer is already serving more than two years in prison for the illegal searches. Another has plead guilty and two more officers are awaiting trial.

Court records show Pettis has several pending charges including a high speed chase with a police officer, resisting an officer, carrying a concealed weapon, and bail jumping. Another man claims Pettis robbed him at gunpoint.

Just a week after FOX6 News highlighted Pettis' civil suit, Milwaukee Police say they spotted the suspect at the Economy Inn on Appleton Ave. Pettis was apprehended along with a gun that was found hidden in a toilet and drugs stashed in a car.

Authorities say more charges could be on the way for Pettis, however the charges will not affect the civil suit against the City. Pettis is scheduled to appear in court next week.

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