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Shocking video shows Milwaukee Police roughing up Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown

May 25, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Shocking video shows Milwaukee Police roughing up Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown

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Shocking body-cam footage reveals the moment Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown was brought to the ground, then shocked with a stun gun after he illegally parked outside of a Walgreens in January.

The video, which was released on Wednesday by Milwaukee Police, shows a police officer approaching the 22-year-old NBA player after he left his car across two handicapped parking spots, the New York Daily News reported.

Brown is cooperating with the officer’s questions, but the law enforcement official accuses him of behaving like a “badass.”

Less than ten minutes later, he’s circled by police officers, and as they’re talking, one shouts, “Take your hands out of your pockets!”

The rookie guard said he had “stuff in his hands” and roughly three seconds later, the cops take him to the ground.

An officer yells, “Taser! Taser! Taser!” and one of his colleagues zaps Brown, who is heard grunting in pain.

He was later released without charges.

“What should have been a simple ticket turned into an attempt at intimidation, followed by the unlawful use of force, including being handcuffed and Tased, and unlawfully booked,” Brown said in a Twitter post on Wednesday. He compared himself to Eric Garner, Stephon Clark and other black men who have been victimized by authorities.

“The denominator in all of these situations has been racism towards the minority community, the abuse of power and the lack of accountability for officers.”

Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales was apologetic about the incident and said the officers were out of line.

“The Department conducted an investigation which revealed members acted inappropriately and were recently disciplined,” Morales stated.

“Criminal charges against Brown were not pursued. I am sorry this incident escalated to this level.”

The footage, from the first officer’s body camera, shows him immediately ask “How are you doing? You’ve got a driver’s license?” as Brown approaches his vehicle.

Moments later, the officer intensifies the encounter, telling Sterling Brown, “Where’s your license. Back up. You don’t see the issue here? Hold on.”

He accuses Brown, who makes no sudden movements of getting “up in my face.”

“I told you to back up, cause you’re gonna get in the car. I’ll do what I want, alright? I own this here.”

Milwaukee Bucks forward Sterling Brown was arrested following the incident at a Walgreens in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The cop repeatedly asks the players for his name — even after he answers.

“What’s your name? What’s your name?” the officer asks.

“Sterling Brown,” the former Philadelphia 76er responded.

“I’m asking you,” the officer asked again.

Brown replied him once again and said he didn’t have a problem.

When another patrol vehicle arrives on the scene, the cop told Brown to wait.

“We’re gonna wait a little longer. We’re gonna figure it out,” the officer said.

“Oh, alright. What are we figuring out?” Brown asks

“We’re gonna figure out what we’re gonna do. Whether you need a ticket,” the officer added.

“You can’t do that by yourself?” Brown questioned.

As more police vehicles arrive, the officer tells his responding colleagues he didn’t need much backup.

Brown played 18 hours after the incident with bruises on his face.

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