Milwaukee Offers Bucks’ Player $400K To Settle Police Suit


MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee city offi­cials are offer­ing Bucks guard Sterling Brown $400,000 to set­tle his law­suit accus­ing police of using exces­sive force and tar­get­ing him because he’s black when they con­front­ed him over a park­ing vio­la­tion.
The city’s Common Council autho­rized the offer Wednesday dur­ing a closed ses­sion. Brown has 14 days to accept or decline it.
Brown’s attor­ney didn’t imme­di­ate­ly com­ment, but he planned to address it at a news con­fer­ence lat­er Monday morn­ing. 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. https://​black​amer​i​caweb​.com/​2​0​1​9​/​0​9​/​0​4​/​m​i​l​w​a​u​k​e​e​-​o​f​f​e​r​s​-​b​u​c​k​s​-​p​l​a​y​e​r​-​4​0​0​k​-​t​o​-​s​e​t​t​l​e​-​p​o​l​i​c​e​-​s​u​it/