Milwaukee Police Release Bodycam Video of Arrest & Tasing of NBA's Sterling Brown

Milwaukee Police Department releases body-worn camera video showing the arrest of NBA player Sterling Brown

Milwaukee Police Department releases body-worn camera video showing the arrest of NBA player Sterling Brown

The incident occured at 2 a.m. on January 26.

The officer who initially questioned Brown is later heard mocking him to a colleague, saying the National Basketball Association player "was being an ass" and "trying to hide something", before adding: "and now he's like, 'I'm a Bucks player, blah, blah, blah".

Later in the video, after officers used the stun gun, Brown can be heard having a conversation with someone off-camera.

The officer repeatedly tells Brown to "back up", before telling him "I will do what I want, alright?"

An officer had approached Brown because he was double-parked in a handicap spot and the interaction quickly escalated. The conversation is hard to decipher. One of them asked him to take his hands out of his pockets and a scuffle immediately ensued. "So I think it's encouraging that he stand and lets his community see that somebody is willing to risk themselves in standing up against a powerful, powerful entity", Lewis says.

"I've got stuff in my hands", before he is tackled to the ground by at least six officers. Later, that same officer mocks Brown while talking to another officer about what happened, saying he thought Brown "was being an ass" and "trying to hide something".

Milwaukee Bucks rookie guard Sterling Brown said he plans to file a lawsuit against the Milwaukee PD after being Tazed and arrested over a parking violation back in January. He released a statement on Twitter after the video was released.

"The department conducted an investigation into the incident which revealed members acted inappropriately and those members were recently disciplined", Morales said, without taking questions. It was also 49 years on from the summer when hundreds of black Milwaukeeans protesting residential segregation were pelted with rocks and eggs and jeers by a white crowd determined to keep them from walking through white neighborhoods.

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After former MPD officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown shot and killed Sylville Smith in 2016, the city convulsed with angry and occasionally violent civil unrest. The officer was later acquitted. "These are simple questions and you're being, like, all badass to me".

And that community includes the mostly African American players on the Bucks team and its many African American fans. Then, "Taser, Taser, Taser!" and a snapping sound, followed by groans from Brown. "I'd appreciate if y'all would respect that right now". He had bruises on his face.

They've released footage of the incident.

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"Milwaukee has all the ingredients to be a great city, but each time an incident like this occurs, we are reminded of how much work we still have to do", the city's Common Council said in a statement Thursday.

Brown's father, Chris, worked for the Maywood Police Department for more than 30 years.

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said in a statement that he disapproves of what he saw in the "disturbing" video, as he held a press conference on Wednesday evening after the incident. He released a statement tonight saying what happened to him was, quote, "wrong and shouldn't happen to anybody".

"They tased me for no reason", an agitated Brown said.

Brown was drafted by the 76ers in the second round out of SMU last summer and traded to the Bucks.




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