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Common Council reacts to Sterling Brown tasing video, lawmakers confirm three officers disciplined

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The fallout continues from Wednesday's release of police body camera video showing the tasing and arrest of Bucks player Sterling Brown. 

In a brief statement, Chief Alfonso Morales apologized for the way the situation escalated. The video shows Brown calmly speaking with an officer when a number of squads show up and things get tense. 

An officer asks Brown to take his hands out of his pockets and that's when Brown as taken to the ground and tased. 

On Thursday morning, 11 of the 15 members of the Milwaukee Common Council issued a joint statement about the arrest during a city hall news conference. 

"When you have the authority that police officers have, it's important, it's important to respect the human and civil rights that people have in this community," said Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton. 

Hamilton says the Council is standing together and demanding answers from the police department. 

"We want to be as transparent as possible. That's why we're calling on the police department to share this information that many of you have been asking for about discipline. What's actually being, what type of discipline is being issued, who are the officers that are being disciplined," Hamilton said. 

Lawmakers and city leaders confirm multiple people have been disciplined. The responding officer was suspended two days, a sergeant was suspended for ten days, and another sergeant was suspended for 15 days. The names of the officers and the disciplinary timeline have not been released. Those sources say the names cannot be released publicly until the officers have exhausted their opportunity to appeal the disciplinary actions.

On Thursday, Morales did speak with the media briefly, saying he was taking legal advice when he read a statement and took no questions after releasing the body cam video of the arrest. 


Sterling Brown said in a statement Wednesday, he does plan to file a lawsuit. 


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