Milwaukee police apologize for arrest, tasing of NBA player

The Milwaukee chief of police apologized on Wednesday for the tasing and arrest of Milwaukee Bucks shooting guard Sterling Brown. 

Police Chief Alfonso Morales said at a news conference that the officers involved in the Jan. 26 incident acted "inappropriately" and have since been disciplined. 

"The department conducted an investigation into the incident which revealed members acted inappropriately and those members were recently disciplined," Morales said. "Criminal charges against Mr. Brown were not pursued. I am sorry this incident escalated to this level."


Morales's comments came as police released body camera footage of Brown's encounter with police.

In the footage, officers can be seen confronting Brown for a parking violation as he walks out of a store. The situation escalates, as Brown is pulled to the ground. One officer can then be heard shouting "taser, taser, taser."

"My experience in January with the Milwaukee Police Department was wrong and shouldn’t happen to anybody," Brown said in a statement issued Wednesday.

"What should have been a simple parking ticket turned into an attempt at police intimidation, followed by the unlawful use of physical force, including being handcuffed and tased, and then unlawfully booked."