Bucks Issue Strong Statement On Police Incident

  • Bucks Issue Strong Statement On Police Incident

Bucks Issue Strong Statement On Police Incident

The police department released body camera video late Wednesday of the January 26 incident outside a Walgreens drug store, where officers confronted the basketball player, reported WITI-TV. I tell my players all police officers aren't bad, even though we have some that go overboard. "So if there is ever an incident where one of our members makes a mistake, unnecessarily escalating a situation, I am going to be honest and transparent about it".

The video shows an officer waiting at Brown's vehicle, which is parked horizontally across two handicap spots shortly after 2 a.m., and he questions the player, then 22 years old, when he exits the store.

The department also has an alarming pattern of racism: Milwaukee police conduct more than three times the number of stops in primarily Black and Latino districts as in white districts, according to a study by the University Of Pennsylvania Law School Professor and Ph.D David Abrams published by the ACLU of Wisconsin in February. Police had also handcuffed and booked Brown before eventually releasing him without charging him. Police arrested Brown but he was not charged; he only received a parking citation.

The body camera video captured a confrontation between Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown and members of the Milwaukee Police Department outside a Walgreens drugstore shortly after 2 a.m. on January 26.

Irvin's concerns were heightened when Milwaukee's Assistant Police Chief Michael Brunson Sr. warned parishioners at a local church on Sunday that a video of the encounter would soon be released. I have a lot of friends who are police officers.

Sources told the Journal Sentinel that two sergeants, Jeffrey S. Krueger and Sean A. Mahnke, were among those who received discipline.

Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales said their arrest investigation had concluded with "disciplining" the involved officers., However, what specific discipline or how many officers were punished was unknown. In the 30-minute video that was finally shared with the public, shows that Mr Brown does not seem to physically resist the arrest.

Other officers grab the athlete and pull him to the ground, before he is tased.

Brown said in a statement Wednesday that his experience "was wrong and shouldn't happen to anybody".

Irvin said that every player within the Mac Irvin Fire and his Morgan Park team are educated on how to deal with police officers when stopped.

"Black men shouldn't have to have their guard up and instantly be on the defensive when seeing a police officer, but it's our reality and a real problem. I didn't recognize your famous name", he said. "Sterling has our full support as he shares his story and takes action to provide accountability", it said.

In 2016, the city paid $5 million to settle a lawsuit by 74 black residents who said police illegally strip-searched them between 2008 and 2012.