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Milwaukee Fire And Police Commission Call For Audit Of Sterling Brown’s Arrest

Commission Wrote To Police Chief Asking For Audit, All Body Camera Video Of Arrest

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Sterling Brown
This Jan. 26, 2018 police body-camera footage released by Milwaukee Police Department shows NBA Bucks guard Sterling Brown as he talks to arresting police officers after being shot by a stun gun in a Walgreens parking lot in Milwaukee. Milwaukee Police Department via AP

The Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission is calling for an audit of the stun gun arrest of Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown.

The commission wrote to Chief Alfonso Morales asking for the audit and all body camera video of the arrest. Commissioners want the findings to be turned over to them and the Common Council.

Police officers confronted Brown last January after he had parked illegally in a drug store parking lot. Police video of the arrest shows officers swarming Brown and taking him down when he didn’t immediately take his hands out of his pockets as ordered.

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Three officers involved in the arrest have been disciplined, with suspensions ranging from two to 15 days.

Brown’s attorney Mark Thomsen says he has delayed plans to file a federal lawsuit Friday.