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MPD Chief Morales issues statement on officers' discipline in Sterling Brown Arrest

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales has released a statement concerning the discipline of the officers involved in the arrest of Sterling Brown.

CBS 58 confirmed the discipline through city leaders on Thursday that included two days suspension for the first officer responded, ten days suspension for a sergeant and 15 days suspension for a second sergeant. 

Morales statement confirms those suspensions. 

The sergeant that received ten days suspension had 12 years of service, the one that received a 15 day suspension has 11 and a half years service and the first responding officer had two and a half years service.

The three suspended officers will also receive an employee improvement plan for failing to be a role model for professional police service.

The statement also says that eight officers will receive policy review courses for failing to cooperate with a citizen to ensure public safety. 

The full statement is below:

Below is a statement from Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales:

“The discipline for the officers involved in the arrest of Sterling Brown is set forth below:

One member with eleven and a half years of service and two years as a police sergeant received a (15) fifteen-day suspension and will have an employee improvement plan implemented for violation of Core Value 4.00 – Leadership, referencing Guiding Principle 4.04 for failing to be a role model for professional police service.

One member with twelve years of service and one year as a police sergeant received a (10) ten-day suspension and will have an employee improvement plan implemented for violation of Core Value 4.00 – Leadership, referencing Guiding Principle 4.04 for failing to be a role model for professional police service.

One member with two and a half years of service as an officer received a (2) two-day suspension. That member will receive additional remedial training and will have an employee improvement plan implemented for violation of Core Value 5.00 – Respect, referencing Guiding Principle 5.01 for failing to treat a member of the public with courtesy and professionalism.

Eight members will receive policy review regarding Core Value 1.00 – Competence, referencing Guiding Principle 1.02 for failing to cooperate with a citizen to ensure public safety, and will receive remedial training in Wisconsin’s Law Enforcement Standards Board – Professional Communications.

Once the members have been given the required Wis. Stat. § 19.356 notice, the members’ names will be released to those who have submitted public records requests.”

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