Newly released body camera video shows officers' actions after Sterling Brown arrest
Video released last month showed Brown thrown to the ground and tased over a parking violation. Three officers have been disciplined. The new body camera footage shows other angles from that night.
Video that was not released by the Milwaukee Police and obtained from a different source shows video of Brown being loaded into the ambulance. After Brown is brought to the ground and tased, an officer steps on Brown's ankle. That's when a different officer realizes who he is.
"Come on man, you're stepping on my ankle for what?" Sterling Brown can be heard asking.
"So you don't kick us," an officer replies.
"I ain't got no reason to kick Y'all," Brown said.
Later on in the footage, police talk about the potential repercussions of their actions. "Because he plays for the Bucks and if he makes a [expletive] complaint, it's going to be a [expletive] media firestorm and then any little [expletive] thing that goes wrong is going to be 'Ooh, The Milwaukee Police Department is all racist...blah blah blah."
The ACLU of Wisconsin responded with a strongly-worded statement which said in part "These officers refer to public concerns about racially biased policing with disdain, providing further proof that the culture and conduct of the Milwaukee Police Department toward people of color and their concerns need to change."
Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales released this statement following the release of additional video, "Raw video footage from all body-worn cameras of the Sterling Brown incident was released solely to Mr. Brown’s attorneys last week. The Milwaukee Police Department’s investigation into the incident was internally generated after supervisors within the Department brought it to the attention of the executive command staff. Additional videos and other documents related to this investigation will be released to those who have filed a public records request once the statutory requirements have been reached."
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