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November 16, 2018

Bucks guard Sterling Brown speaks out about police body-cam footage: ‘I get mad every time I watch it’

May 25, 2018
Bucks guard Sterling Brown discusses his arrest on ‘Good Morning America,’ saying what police did was ‘unnecessary.’ (ABC)

Bucks guard Sterling Brown opened up about his Jan. 26 arrest that resulted in him getting tased by police, just two days after the Milwaukee Police Department released the body cam footage to the public.

The Bucks guard appeared on ABC’s “Good Morning America” Friday with Robin Roberts to discuss his experience, which occurred because of a parking violation at a Walgreens at 2 a.m.




“I get mad every time I watch it,” he said of the video. “I was defenseless, pretty much.”

Police said Brown was combative and aggressive, but the video showed otherwise as six squad cars responded to the scene and the officers pinned him to the ground before administering a Taser.

“I felt like it was unnecessary,” said Brown. “The officer said he only wanted one squad car but they all came so from there. I just tried to stay calm, try to get out of the situation.”

The Milwaukee police chief has condemned the officers’ behavior and three of the officers in the arrest have been disciplined, per the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

“Whether I was parking legally or not, it should not have led to what it led to,” added Brown. “I could have just gotten a ticket and went home.”

The 23-year-old guard played in the Bucks’ game the next night and his face was visibly bruised from the incident, but he refused to disclose much about what happened, calling it a “personal issue.”

Brown now hopes he can speak about his experience as an example for the injustices many minorities face against police and act as a voice for those who were not as fortunate to survive their experiences.

“It’s something that’s been happening for years,” Brown said. “There’s people’s stories who have not been told, people’s stories that have not been heard. I feel like me doing this, it helps a lot.”




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