JSOnlineMilwaukee police arrested and used a Taser on Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown overnight Thursday. State arrest records show Brown was arrested on a tentative misdemeanor charge of resisting or obstructing an officer. A law enforcement source also confirmed to the Journal Sentinel that Brown was arrested last night. Milwaukee Police Department officials said a 22-year-old man was arrested about 2 a.m. Friday and “an electronic control device was deployed” during the incident. A police spokesman did not name Brown but released the information in response to a Journal Sentinel reporter’s inquiry about an incident involving Brown. According to the statement: Police were doing a business check about 2 a.m. Friday at the Walgreens at the corner of S. 26th St. and W. National Ave. when they saw a vehicle parked across two handicap spaces. Officers spoke with a 22-year-old man about the situation and, during the incident, a Taser was used and the man was arrested. The circumstances of the incident and the use of force are currently being reviewed by the Police Department, according to the statement. Mayor Tom Barrett said he had spoken with the police management team and Bucks president Peter Feigin about the incident. “The police are reviewing the situation,” Barrett said in an interview.
Milwaukee Bucks rookie Sterling Brown was arrested on Thursday night in Milwaukee, he was tased by cops during the arrest, and now an investigation has been opened to determine if police used excessive force during the arrest. Police responded to a Walgreens around 2am, when they found a car parked across two handicapped parking spaces, and when questioned, police say the 22-year-old vehicle owner became combatant towards officers and resisted arrested at which point he was tased. The man turned out to be Sterling Brown, the Milwaukee Bucks rookie swingman out of SMU, who has been playing well over recent weeks and earned two starts for the Bucks. It will be interesting to see how this incident unfolds, if it turns out the taser was unnecessary and excessive force was used, Brown could be in for a big settlement from Milwaukee Police.