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Proposed resolution would offer Milwaukee Bucks’ Sterling Brown $400,000 to settle lawsuit

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – According to a letter from the Milwaukee City Attorney, a proposed resolution would offer Milwaukee Bucks’ player Sterling Brown $400,000 to settle a lawsuit filed against the city and members of the police department.

On January 26, 2018, Brown was arrested in the parking lot of a Walgreens.

On Friday afternoon, Brown's attorney held a press conference. He says he has not seen the offer.

The body camera video from the arrest shows Brown talking to officers after he illegally parked across two handicap spaces. Officers later tased Brown and took him down.

Brown was taken to jail but was never charged with a crime.

The lawsuit filed in federal court by Brown alleges the Milwaukee Police Department's arrest of him was unlawful and racially motivated excessive force.

In the letter to the Common Council from the City Attorney states, “We submit that this would be the most expeditious means to avoid attorneys’ fees and costs spent unnecessarily in the litigation of the matter.”

The resolution now goes to the Judiciary & Legislative Committee. There is a status conference scheduled for Monday in the federal lawsuit.

The full letter can be read below:

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