Wednesday, May 23, 2018 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Sterling Brown | Milwaukee Bucks/Twitter
Maywood native and Proviso East alum Sterling Brown, 23, who plays for the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks, is planning to file a civil lawsuit against the Milwaukee Police Department, Brown’s attorney announced on May 22.
The move comes several months after Brown was tased and arrested in a Walgreens parking lot in Milwaukee at around 2 a.m. on Jan. 26. Video footage of the incident — which Milwaukee’s mayor, Tom Barrett, said was “disturbing” and “disconcerting,” according to an article published by SBNation — is expected to be released anytime today.
According to a CNN report, “Brown was not criminally charged in the incident, which prompted an internal affairs investigation, authorities said at the time. According to a police report obtained by CNN affiliate WISN, Brown was aggressive when a police officer questioned him in a Walgreens parking lot and then resisted arrest.”
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that “three people who have watched the video” told the paper that Brown “does not appear to do anything to provoke police.”
One source told the Sentinel that Brown “isn’t combative, isn’t threatening.”
Brown, who starred at Proviso East High School before going on to have a standout college career at Southern Methodist University, was drafted by the Bucks last year. He is the younger brother of NBA player and Proviso East alum Shannon Brown. VFP
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