Community activist group wants officers involved in Sterling Brown arrest fired
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A community activist group is now putting the pressure on the Milwaukee Police Department to take further action to address a Milwaukee Bucks player's arrest.
The community task force wants some of the police officers involved in Sterling Brown's arrest fired.
So far, an officer and two sergeants have been suspended for 2, 10, and 15 days.
Brown was tased by police outside of a Walgreens for a parking violation in January. In the latest video, an officer can be seen stepping on Brown's ankle after he was brought to the ground and tased.
"I accuse the officer in this new video, whomever he is, of assault and excessive force for standing on an NBA player's foot and ankle clearly when Sterling was laying prone and still and posed no threat to him or any other officer." said Vaun Mayes
Following Officer Charles Irvine's death last week, the Community Task Force is now also calling for a change to the police department's pursuit policy.