Newly Released Arrest Video Shows Bucks Player Sterling Brown Get Tased

Sterling Brown #23 of the Milwaukee Bucks attempts a shot during a match against the Los Angeles Lakers in March 2018

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The incident occurred on January 26 in the parking lot of a Walgreens at approximately 2 a.m.

Police Chief Alfonso Morales said at a news conference that the officers involved in the January 26 incident acted "inappropriately" and have since been disciplined.

The officers were disciplined because they "acted inappropriately", Morales said. 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".

According to a CNN report, "Brown was not criminally charged in the incident, which prompted an internal affairs investigation, authorities said at the time". Then-police chief Ed Flynn told WISN that the subsequent investigation was meant to "ascertain how a parking ticket turned into a tasing, and so that's what we're going to do".

The 30-minute video, which can be seen here, shows Brown being cooperative when police questioned him by a Walgreens.

Brown, 23, played sparingly for the Bucks this season after his draft rights were traded in July to Milwaukee from the 76ers, who made him a second-round pick of the 2017 National Basketball Association draft.

Unfortunately, this isn't an isolated case.

Brown, surrounded by four officers by his auto, is then asked to take his hands out of his pockets.

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Brown continues to speak with several officers as the dialogue becomes muted, with the initial officer wearing a camera slowly walking around Brown's auto. He said these types of stories happen all too often in the black community and is something that he takes seriously given his platform. He released a statement tonight saying what happened to him was, quote, "wrong and shouldn't happen to anybody".

Spokeswoman Amy Hasenberg says Walker also agrees with Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch's comments Thursday calling the newly released video "disconcerting" and "alarming".

In the video, Brown can be seen calmly talking to an officer who asserts he "got up in" his face.

Eventually an officer yells at Brown, "Take your hands out of your pockets now!'"

"I asked you to step back and you didn't do it", the first officer responded. Now the Milwaukee Bucks guard says he plans on suing the department.

Police officials have been preparing community leaders for the release of the footage by showing it to Mayor Tom Barrett and other selected local officials, including a closed session of a Common Council committee.

The cop calls for additional officers and four squad cars arrive at the scene. Brown, who was not resisting, appears to say, "Leave me alone". 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". Understand that we have hundreds of interactions with citizens each day, and those contacts end positively. "There must be mutual respect and both sides have to figure out how to accomplish this".

In a statement the NBA's Bucks called the arrest "shameful and inexcusable". "Therefore, we ask residents to work with us in our shared vision of making Milwaukee a safe place to live, work and raise a family", the statement added. "We all want to be able to trust each and every officer serving to protect us", the Bucks Organization said.

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