Chief: 3 suspended for incident involving Sterling Brown

This Jan. 26 2018 police body-camera footage released by Milwaukee Police Department shows NBA Bucks guard Sterling Brown as he talks to arresting police officers after being shot by a stun gun

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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. "So it's really going to require the police to get out here in the community and really get integrated in neighborhoods and build a rapport with actual people on a first-name basis". "For what? I ain't did nothing", Brown responds.

Brown eventually does show the officer his driver's licence. They were among the officers who later arrived at the scene. "I've got stuff in my hands". "Really?" Brown responds in disbelief.

A few seconds later, you hear an officer yell for the taser and Brown gets shocked.

Indeed, Brown is standing for several minutes amid several officers who are questioning him - with no sign of violence or intransigence by him - before the officers surround him and take him down to the ground. Brown was never charged.

Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales has released a statement concerning the discipline of the officers involved in the arrest of Sterling Brown. On Tuesday, Morales released a video in which he promised to be "honest and transparent" should there ever be "an incident where one of our members makes a mistake, unnecessarily escalating a situation".

He left without taking questions. Sterling has our full support as he shares his story and takes action to provide accountability.

"My experience in January with the Milwaukee Police Department was wrong and shouldn't happen to anyone", Brown said in his own statement on Wednesday. After Garner was killed in 2014 when police officers held him in a headlock in NY, players (including then-Bulls guard Derrick Rose) wore shirts that read "I Can't Breathe".

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

This Jan. 26 2018 police body-camera footage released by Milwaukee Police Department shows NBA Bucks guard Sterling Brown as he talks to arresting police officers after being shot by a stun gun

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

In case you don't know, Sterling is the younger brother of two-time National Basketball Association champ Shannon Brown! The officer walks up to them and says he only wanted one extra patrol.

"Sorry I don't follow the Bucks, so I didn't recognize you".

Earlier this week, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett expressed concern with what he saw in the video, which he viewed before it was made public.

Brown announced on twitter he will be filing a lawsuit against the department "to continue forcing change in our community". Milwaukee's police chief briefly addressed the media this afternoon, saying that officers have been disciplined for their role in the incident and saying it's an outlier. 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.

Morales was appointed chief in February, following the retirement of Edward Flynn, who held the position for 10 years.

The city has had problems before with police conduct toward black citizens.

"It was a disturbing video when I saw it, and I know that [Morales] feels the same way", Barrett said. At no point in the video does Brown appear to be threatening or violent to the officers before he was tased and arrested. Video from a bystander showed a group of officers kicking and punching the man on the ground while he was restrained.

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