The Milwaukee Police Department apologized Wednesday and said officers who “acted inappropriately” have been disciplined after an internal investigation over an incident in which a stun gun was used on Milwaukee Bucks rookie Sterling Brown after he was questioned over a potential parking violation in January. Body camera video of the incident was released by the police shortly after Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales’ news conference. Criminal charges against Brown were not pursued, Morales said in a statement that was read to gathered media. “I am sorry this incident escalated to this level,” said Morales, who did not take questions from reporters. Brown, then 22, was arrested in a Walgreens parking lot at about 2 a.m. local time on Jan. 26.
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Several officers then converge on Brown in an apparent effort to subdue him, and a struggle ensues. “Taser! Taser! Taser!” an officer can be heard yelling at the 8:40 mark of the video, after which Brown can be heard grunting several times. The video later shows police reviewing papers and combing through Brown’s car. One officer also can be heard saying to another, “He was being an ass and trying to hide something.”
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On Wednesday evening, after a brief press conference, the Milwaukee police department released disturbing footage of Bucks guard Sterling Brown’s Jan. 26 arrest. In the video, Brown, who is surrounded by several officers, speaks with police and follows orders. Soon after, however, the mood changes and Brown is told to take his hands out of his pockets and is forcibly taken to the ground and tased. In the background of the video, Brown can be heard writhing in pain.
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