Police Apologize for Arrest of Bucks Guard Sterling Brown

Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown warms up before a basketball game against the Chicago Bulls on Jan. 28 in Chicago. A few days before that game Milwaukee police used a stun gun on and arrested him over a parking violation

In a joint statement, the aldermen said they've introduced a file "to discuss and evaluate the current police policy and training as it relates to de-escalation, along with implicit and cultural bias".

Police had also handcuffed and booked Brown before eventually releasing him without charging him.

Morales' apology on Wednesday came as police released body-camera footage that showed how a simple interaction over an illegally parked auto quickly escalated.

The violent arrest of Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown has turned public attention to the city's police department, which has a lengthy history of racism.

The 30-minute video begins with an officer asking Brown for his driver's license. The officer fires off questions and orders one after another as Brown tries to get a word in. The basketball player tells officers that he needs to empty items out of his hands, first. He is then heard groaning in pain as officers move to restrain him.

"Our department conducted an investigation into the incident, which revealed members acted inappropriately, and those members were recently disciplined".

"In 2016, the WNBA fined players from the New York Liberty and Indiana Fever for wearing T-shirts with the words "#BlackLivesMatter" and "#Dallas5" - a reference to the July 2016 shootings of five police officers in Texas. The backup officers that were called were each suspended for 10 and 15 days, per the Journal Sentinel.

Brown plans to sue the Milwaukee Police Department.

In recent years that's been due, in part, to incidents of excessive use of force on black men, and numerous illegal strip and body cavity searches by police.

The police department already is bracing for blowback.

The officer said he shot Hamilton 14 times in self-defence because they got into a struggle when the officer frisked him for weapons.

An NBA player has received an apology from the Milwaukee police chief after his arrest over an alleged parking violation in January escalated into the use of a stun gun.

"Since 2015, the City of Milwaukee has spent more than $22 million on settlements with litigants accusing police of misconduct". Brown left his Mercedes idling across parking lanes while he was in the store, the video released Wednesday shows.

Alderwoman Milele Coggs shared her thoughts, as well.

Brown, 23, announced in a statement on Twitter that he will be taking legal action against the police department.

Religious leaders also are commenting on the Brown arrest and tasing, and the possible community reaction to the body camera video.

"Situations like mine and worse happen every day in the black community", Brown said in a statement.

"(Brown) is an influential person in the community. But just think about all the poor folks who have things like this happen every single day and they don't have anybody to stand up for them and they can't stand up for themselves.

"As I understand it - you have to ask the chief these questions - give some rights to those individuals being disciplined in terms of the process", Barrett said. "Sterling has our full support as he shares his story and takes action to provide accountability", it said. "As Mayor, I am committed to improving police-community relations. Mr".

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