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USA police release footage of National Basketball Association player Brown's stun-gun arrest

25 May 2018, 12:40 | Melissa Porter

Bucks' Sterling Brown tells ABC: 'I get mad every time I watch' police video

Milwaukee Buck Rookie Plans To Sue Police Who Tased Him Over Parking Violation

"A day after the Milwaukee Police Department released footage of a January interaction with Bucks guard Sterling Brown, several National Basketball Association players reacted on social media with the hashtag "#StandwithSterling".

"These are simple questions, and you're being all badass", the officer said to Brown, according to ESPN, before telling Brown that he "had time to park across these lanes here, so we're going to wait a little longer".

Morales said the officers "acted inappropriately" and have been disciplined following an internal investigation into the incident.

"I will defend our officers when they are right and will admit when members of our organization are wrong", Morales said in the video.

Body-cam footage of the incident released on YouTube shows a police officer waiting for Brown in the parking lot and asking to see the player's driver's licence.

The scene that plays out on the body camera footage seems to contradict the police report which says Brown was "very aggressive" and "physically resisted" the officers' attempts to handcuff him. "This experience with the Milwaukee Police Department has forced me to stand up and tell my story so that I can help prevent these injustices from happening in the future".

Officers initially claimed Brown threatened them while they were writing him a ticket.

Sources told the Journal Sentinel that two sergeants, Jeffrey S. Krueger and Sean A. Mahnke, were among those who received discipline.

Following the video's release, Brown said he wanted "peaceful support to ensure no further damage to our community".

"If the guy hadn't been such a dick it would've been - 'Hey, have a nice day, ' you know?" one officer says after the arrest. "Being a voice and a face for people who won't be heard and don't have the same platform as I have is a responsibility I take seriously", Brown said.

Brown may have had similar training, which may have led to his calmer demeanor during his arrest outside Walgreens near 27th and National on January 26. He did not say which officers were disciplined or how they were disciplined.

Brown's team, the Milwaukee Bucks, labelled the incident "shameful and inexcusable". Sterling has our full support as he shares his story and takes action to provide accountability.

Originally police stated that the Milwaukee Bucks rookie became confrontational over an alleged parking violation which prompted the officers to tase and arrest him.

"Unfortunately, this isn't an isolated case". Brown left his Mercedes idling across parking lanes while he was in the store, the video released Wednesday shows. "It shouldn't require an incident involving a professional athlete to draw attention to the fact that vulnerable people in our communities have experienced similar, and even worse, treatment".

"Since 2015, the City of Milwaukee has spent more than $22 million on settlements with litigants accusing police of misconduct".

Chief Alfonso Morales apologized to Brown on Wednesday as body camera footage of the arrest was released, showing a possible parking citation escalating into a rough Taser takedown. "We are doing that", he said.

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