No charges will be filed against Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown after officers arrested and used a Taser on him last week, Milwaukee police said Monday. After an internal review and viewing police body camera footage, police officials decided not to refer Brown to prosecutors for criminal charges, police spokesman Sgt. Tim Gauerke said in an email late Monday. "Furthermore, the Department is reviewing the police response including supervisory oversight," Gauerke said. The matter has been sent to Internal Affairs and when that investigation is complete, the findings and camera footage will be released, he said. Brown had been arrested on a tentative misdemeanor charge of resisting or obstructing an officer during an encounter that began with a parking violation. Mayor Tom Barrett said last week he knew police were investigating the situation and that he wanted a "transparent process." The incident began about 2 a.m. Friday when officers doing a business check at the Walgreens near W. National Ave. and S. 26th St. saw a vehicle parked across two handicap spaces, according to Milwaukee police. Officers spoke with a 22-year-old man about the situation and "an electronic control device was deployed" during the encounter. The arrest and subsequent reaction from local officials have raised the ire of the police union that represents rank-and-file officers.
Police: No charges to be filed against Milwaukee Bucks rookie Sterling Brown
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Jan 30