MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown is suing the city and its police department because officers used a stun gun on him during his arrest for a parking violation in January.
Brown’s attorney Mark Thomsen filed the lawsuit in federal court Tuesday alleging excessive force and unlawful arrest.READ MORE: Two Teens Charged In Clearing Carjacking
Brown had been talking with officers while waiting for a citation for illegally parking in a disabled spot outside a Walgreens. Officers swarmed Brown and took him down because he didn’t immediately remove his hands from his pockets as ordered.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Weekend Warmup Continues
Police Chief Alfonso Morales apologized to Brown last month when body-camera video of the arrest was released. Brown wasn’t charged and three officers were disciplined, with suspensions ranging from two to 15 days.MORE NEWS: At Least 10 Shot, 1 Killed In Weekend Violence In Chicago
Eight other officers are undergoing remedial training in professional communications.