Sterling Brown: This is bigger than me. My family, friends, legal team, Priority Sports, Milwaukee Bucks, the black community and the communities of all who stand against injustice plan to continue the fight. Peaceful support to ensure no further damage to our community is the only way to respond. I know many of you will share my anger and frustration, but for our community to progress and grow, we need to build on what we already have and not destroy it. I will take legal action against the Milwaukee Police Department to continue forcing change in our community.
Bucks Organization Statement On Sterling Brown: The abuse and intimidation that Sterling experienced at the hands of Milwaukee Police was shameful and inexcusable. Sterling has our full support as he shares his story and takes action to provide accountability.
Malika Andrews: Milwaukee police chief Alfonso Morales says that the officers involved in the Sterling Brown incident “acted inappropriately.” “Those members were recently disciplined.” Morales did not take questions. It is unclear what “disciplined” means.
Ashley Luthern: Here is today’s press release from @MilwaukeePolice:
Video of Milwaukee police arresting and tasing Bucks rookie Sterling Brown will be released Wednesday, according to the Police Department and the player’s attorney. Milwaukee police officials said Chief Alfonso Morales will have a news conference Wednesday evening and will release the body camera footage at that time. Several sources who have watched the body camera footage have told the Journal Sentinel that Brown does not appear to do anything to provoke police during the encounter, which began as a parking violation. – via Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
“I’m going to let the release of that speak for itself, but yes, I definitely have concerns after watching that video,” Barrett said at a news conference. Police officials have been preparing community leaders for the release of the body-camera footage by showing it to selected local officials, including a closed session of a Common Council committee. Bucks officials have reportedly watched the video as well. A Bucks spokesman declined to discuss the matter Monday. “This could be bad,” said one source who watched the video. “The player doesn’t appear to be provocative at all.” – via Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel