Milwaukee alderman: 'Evidence may come out' against Sterling Brown if case goes to court
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- After threats from Sterling Brown’s attorney to forgo a settlement and enter the court system, Milwaukee Alderman Bob Donovan said things are trending that direction Monday.
“From the beginning, this was an unfortunate incident," Donovan said of the Bucks player being tased. "Having said that, there doesn’t seem to be the ability to come to some sensible conclusion.”
Brown’s attorney Mark Thomsen said Sunday, on the two year anniversary of the incident, he anticipates a settlement coming in the next two weeks or not at all.
“Mr Brown is waiting to hear from the city, as to what they intend to do to admit that they violated his constitutional rights,” Thomsen said.
Any deal would need to be approved by Milwaukee’s Common Council and signed by Mayor Tom Barrett.
Donovan says a trial could actually help perception of the city.
“Perhaps some evidence may come out in court that most people are not aware of, and may shed some light on what was going on there to begin with.”
Alderman Robert Bauman said if there are new developments on a potential settlement -they will likely come out Monday – in the council’s judiciary committee.
“The city can send, not only it’s citizens here a message, but a message around the country, that a big city can discipline itself,” Thomsen said.
Neither the Milwaukee City Attorney's Office, or Mayor Tom Barrett commented on a potential settlement.