Milwaukee Bucks’ Sterling Brown Agrees To $750K Lawsuit Settlement

Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown has reached a $750,000 settlement agreement in his civil rights lawsuit against the city of Milwaukee, nearly three years after his run-in with police officers.

On Jan. 26, 2018, Brown alleged that Milwaukee officers targeted him outside a Walgreens store because he is black. They used a stun gun when he didn’t immediately remove his hands from his pockets, as ordered, while waiting for a parking citation. Brown first filed the lawsuit in June 2018 after body-camera footage was released showing a Milwaukee police officer stepping on his ankle during the arrest while others mocked his potential civil rights complaint.

Brown wants the settlement to also include a joint statement from the City of Milwaukee that contains an admission of a constitutional violation and a commitment to incorporate changes to the Milwaukee Police Department Standard Operating Procedures, which must be implemented within 180 days of the agreement.

In Bucks’ Sterling Brown lawsuit, city attorney for Milwaukee recommends $750,000 payment

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