Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown filed a lawsuit against the Milwaukee Police Department following a stun gun arrest that took place back in January.
According to ESPN, Brown’s attorney Mark Thomsen filed the lawsuit in federal court. He is claiming unlawful arrest and excessive force as officers used a stun gun on him during his arrest for a parking violation.
Last month, body camera video of the incident was released and showed officers approaching Brown. He had been waiting for a citation for “illegally parking in a disabled spot outside of a Walgreens.”
Police Chief Alfonso Morales apologized to Brown and three of the officers involved received a suspension that ranged from two to 15 days. Eight other officers were ordered to remedial training in professional communications.
Officer Erik Andrade mocked the incident and said on Facebook, “Nice meeting Sterling Brown of the Milwaukee Bucks at work this morning! Lol #FearTheDeer.”
The lawsuit states, “Defendant Andrade’s post is an admission that he and other Defendant officers are allowed to engage in unlawful attacks of African Americans without justification and then relish such events without any fear of real discipline.”
Brown spoke to the Journal Sentinel about the incident and said, “I was just being smart. I just wanted to get out of the situation and get home.”
If you missed the footage check it out below: