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

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The officer subsequently called for backup, after which Brown "physically resisted officers attempts to handcuff him" and "was taken to the ground in a controlled manner", the officer said in his report.

The newly released footage showed how a simple interaction over an illegally parked auto quickly escalated. While Chief Morales says efforts to improve the relationship are a priority, the video's release will likely make that more challenging. As Brown walks out of the store, an officer standing by Brown's vehicle asks him for his driver's license. Within seconds, one officer yelled "Taser!" "For what? I ain't did nothing", Brown responds. A stun gun was eventually used "to get Brown in control with handcuffs", according to the report.

Brown was arrested on possible misdemeanor charge of resisting or obstructing an officer, but after police reviewed the incident - including the body cam footage - they declined to refer the case to prosecutors for charges. "I've got stuff in my hands". "Really?" Brown responds in disbelief.

"The officer fires off questions and orders one after another as Brown tries to get a word in", as CNN describes it.

One then yells "taser, taser, taser!" and Brown can be heard groaning in pain.

Brown was never charged with anything.

Police Chief Alfonso Morales said at a news conference that the officers involved in the January 26 incident acted "inappropriately" and have since been disciplined.

The situation escalates when an officer asks Brown to take his hands out of his pockets.

"My experience in January... was wrong and shouldn't happen to anybody", he said.

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Maywood native and Proviso East alum Sterling Brown, 23, who plays for the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks, is planning to file a civil lawsuit against the Milwaukee Police Department, Brown's attorney announced on May 22.

What does surprise me is the response by Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales, who stated that the department will have greater transparency when it comes to situations like this. He also said unnamed officers had "been disciplined". "These are simple questions and you're being, like, all badass to me".

An officer later is heard saying to another, "He was being an ass and trying to hide something". "So what", the officer said.

It is the latest case to highlight police treatment of African Americans.

A day before the Brown video was released, Morales posted a short video on YouTube that showed him walking through neighborhoods, talking to residents and emphasizing his desire to restore trust in the department. As an organization, we will support Sterling and build on our work with local leaders and organizations to foster safe neighborhoods and better our community.

After about a minute, the officer requested an additional squad auto and shortly afterward at least five police vehicles arrived at the scene. He did not identify the officers or say how they were disciplined. He says lawsuits over police misconduct have cost the city millions of dollars in the past.

CNN quoted MayorTom Barrett at length: "No citizen should be treated this way", he said.

In the video, an officer approached Brown after noticing his Mercedes sedan was parked across two disabled spots at the drugstore. Video from a bystander showed a group of officers kicking and punching the man on the ground while he was restrained.

He cited a number of recent high-profile cases of black men and boys killed during interactions with police, including Laquan McDonald in Chicago and Eric Garner in NY.

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