Attorney for Bucks' guard Sterling Brown files motion to strike $400K settlement offer

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- An attorney for Milwaukee Bucks' guard Sterling Brown announced Tuesday, October 8 they've filed a 30-page counter suit to strike the $400,000 offer to settle a lawsuit filed against the city and members of the Milwaukee Police Department. 

On January 26, 2018, Brown was arrested in the parking lot of a Walgreens.

A lawsuit filed in federal court by Brown alleges the Milwaukee Police Department's arrest of him was unlawful and racially motivated excessive force.

Attorney Mark Thomsen said it's been 14 days since they received the offer from the city. Tuesday they said they'd file the counter suit. 

A news conference is scheduled for the near future.

The City of Milwaukee released the following statement: 

"Today’s filing by Mr. Brown’s lawyer misses the mark in two significant ways.

The offer of judgment was served upon Mr. Brown’s lawyer and was not filed in court by the defendants. There is nothing filed by the defendants for the court to strike.

Just as significantly, the filing by Mr. Brown’s lawyer ignores the sincere efforts to bring this dispute to a reasonable and just end. Mr. Brown and his lawyer were presented with a choice—accept the reasonable offer to resolve this case or reject it. Just rehashing any error by the officers on the night of the incident does nothing to improve the police department or the city it serves.

The city, its police department, and its officers have made tremendous efforts to improve police-community relations.We continue to believe that the offer of judgment made by the defendants is a just and reasonable resolution of the only claim raised by Mr. Brown’s lawsuit—compensation for any injury he may have suffered."

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