Police Reports Contrast With Video Of Sterling Brown Arrest

Body Camera Video Shows Bucks Player Showed Little If Any Resistance Before Officers Used Stun Gun On Him

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

Officers involved in the stun gun arrest of Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown said in preliminary police reports that Brown was aggressive when he was approached about a parking violation, though body camera footage suggests that wasn’t the case.

The police reports obtained by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel say officer Joseph Grams, who initially encountered Brown in a Walgreens parking lot last January, described Brown as very aggressive in his body language and actions and called for backup as a result. Grams’ draft report characterizes Brown as provoking the confrontation that ended with his arrest.

But the body camera video shows that Brown showed little if any resistance before he was taken down by several officers, shot with a stun gun and handcuffed. Three officers involved in the arrest were disciplined, with suspensions ranging from two to 15 days.

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