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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.

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

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett expressed concerns Monday about the actions of Milwaukee police in the arrest and tasing of Bucks rookie Sterling Brown. His comments came as the Police Department braces for a backlash when it releases the video of Brown’s arrest. Brown did not appear combative or threatening when officers questioned him about a parking violation in January, according to two sources who have watched the video. The sources asked that their names not be used because they weren’t authorized to speak publicly about it. – 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

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