Video: Footage of Sterling Brown’s arrest released
Earlier this year, Milwaukee Bucks rookie Sterling Brown had a harrowing experience at the hands of the authorities, as he was tased and arrested by Milwaukee police on Jan. 26 in a Walgreens parking lot due to “possible misdemeanor charge of resisting or obstructing an officer”, per the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
On Wednesday, the Milwaukee police department released a statement with regards to the matter while also issuing an apology for the way they handled the situation.
Here is a part of the statement by Milwaukee police:
On January 26, 2018 at approximately 2:00 a.m., members of the Milwaukee Police department encountered Sterling Brown near the 2700 block of W. National Ave. regarding a parking violation. During the encounter, Mr. Brown was decentralized, tased and arrested. The Department conducted an investigation into the incident which revealed members acted inappropriately and those members were recently disciplined. Criminal charges against Mr. Brown were not pursued. I am sorry this incident escalated to this level.
The apology came after a body-cam video of the incident was released to the public, which you could view below.
Sterling Brown was not charged with anything following his arrest, but the way he was treated by the police warranted an internal investigation by the police department.
In the 30-minute long video, Brown could be seen being surrounded by police officers who later took the shooting guard to the ground and tased him.
Brown was taken last year by the Philadelphia 76ers in the second round of the 2017 NBA Draft before trading him to the Bucks in exchange for cash. In his first year in the NBA, the former SMU Mustang played in 54 games and averaged just 4.0 points and 2.6 rebounds in 14.4 minutes.