Disturbing body-camera video shows the moment Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown was taken to the ground, then shocked with a stun gun after he parked illegally outside a Milwaukee Walgreens in January.
The video, released by the Milwaukee Police Wednesday, shows a single officer approach the 22-year-old rookie guard after he parked his car across two handicapped spots on Jan. 26.
The cop asks, “How are you doing? You’ve got a driver’s license?” as Brown walks to his car, and within seconds, the officer escalates the encounter, telling him, “Where’s your driver’s license. Back up. You don’t see the issue here? Hold on.”
More police arrived and roughly nine minutes into the encounter, Brown is brought to the ground and a cop yells, “Taser! Taser! Taser!” as Brown is heard grunting in pain.
“What should have been a simple parking ticket turned into an attempt at police intimidation, followed by the unlawful use of force, including being handcuffed and Tased, and unlawfully booked,” Brown wrote on Twitter Wednesday. He compared himself to Eric Garner, Stephon Clark and other black men killed by police.”The common denominator in all of these situations has been racism towards the minority community, the abuse of power and the lack of accountability for officers involved.”