The arrest video of Bucks guard Sterling Brown has been released and it depicts a different story than the one that has been circulating. At around 2 a.m. on January 26, authorities were conducting a check after noticing Brown’s car parked across two handicap spots in a Walgreens parking lot.
Police officials claimed that officers “were writing a parking ticket on Brown’s Mercedes when Brown confronted them and became combative.” However, the video shows the officers were the ones getting combative and attempting to escalate the situation. This account alleges that Brown’s behavior led to police tasing Brown, but the footage shows otherwise.
"My experience in January with the Milwaukee Police Department was wrong and shouldn’t happen to anybody," Brown said in a statement. "What should have been a simple parking ticket turned into an attempt at police intimidation, followed by the unlawful use of physical force, including being handcuffed and tased, and then unlawfully booked." Read his entire statement below.
Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales said, according to the Washington Post, that the officers involved in Brown’s arrest have been disciplined for acting “inappropriately.”
The Bucks also released a statement on the situation. “The abuse and intimidation that Sterling experienced at the hands of Milwaukee police was shameful and inexcusable,” the statement read.
You can take a look at a shortened version of Brown’s arrest video below. For the entire video, click here.