Sterling Brown, a guard for the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks, filed a lawsuit against the City of Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Police Department on Tuesday. The suit, filed in US Civil Court, claims Brown was wrongfully arrested and the victim of excessive force by police officers.
On January 26th, Brown was stopped by police for a parking violation. Brown had parked across two handicapped parking spaces outside of a drug store. The initial officer engaged Brown in a heated conversation before calling for backup.
Brown stood outside with his hands in his pockets at six police cars arrived. He was quickly encircled by police officers. One officer ordered Brown to take his hands out of his pockets. As Brown started to comply, he was struck by a stun gun.
Brown believes the incident violated his 4th and 14th Amendment rights.