REPORT: Milwaukee considering $400K offer to Bucks player Sterling Brown to settle suit

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FILE – In this April 10, 2019, file photo, Milwaukee Bucks’ Sterling Brown prepares to shoot a free throw during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Milwaukee. The city of Milwaukee wants to offer Bucks guard Sterling Brown $400,000 to settle his lawsuit alleging that police used […]

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The attorney for Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown says police officers have testified under oath in a lawsuit that they violated his civil rights when they used a stun gun to arrest him over a parking violation.

The comments Friday from attorney Mark Thomsen came in response to a report from The Journal Sentinel saying the city’s attorneys want to offer Brown $400,000 to settle the lawsuit he filed last year.

Thomsen says he has not discussed the offer with Brown.

Brown illegally parked in a disabled spot outside a Walgreens on Jan. 26, 2018, and was talking with a group of officers while waiting for his citation when the situation escalated.

Officers took him down and used a stun gun because he didn’t immediately remove his hands from his pockets, as ordered.
 

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