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New Sterling Brown Arrest Videos Show Police Standing On Player's Ankle, Celebrating Overtime Pay

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Milwaukee TV station WISN has obtained additional body-cam and squad-car footage from the night of Sterling Brown’s arrest, as well as new photos of Brown’s injuries. One video shows an officer standing on the Bucks guard’s ankle to prevent him from kicking them, a suggestion Brown laughs off as absurd since he never tried to attack any of the numerous officers who showed up to arrest him, while another clip shows an officer celebrating the overtime he’d earned by showing up to arrest Brown. These new videos come two weeks after initial arrest footage was released that showed Brown getting tackled and shot with a stun gun for no reason, which can also now be seen from the perspective of the four officers who took him down.

The first video shows Brown on his stomach in the parking lot with a cop standing on his ankle. After Brown calmly tells the huddled police officers that they don’t need to physically pin him down any longer, they realize who he is, while Brown says, “I need all y’all names on that report,” because he’s rightly angry after officers “kicked me for no reason, kneed me in my [redacted] for no reason, ... pushed me for no reason.”

A squad car video shows an officer calling in to ask if he’ll have his request for overtime approved, before then singing “money money money” to the tune (roughly) of The O’Jays’ “For The Love Of Money.” In another video from the inside of a squad car, two officers seem to realize that the unnecessarily forceful arrest of an NBA player would make the MPD look bad. “The bureau is coming out for this? ... We’re trying to protect ourselves,” one officer said. “Because he plays for the Bucks, and if he makes a complaint, it’s going to be a [redacted]. And then any little [redacted] thing that goes wrong is going to be, ‘Ooh, the Milwaukee Police Department is all racist ... blah, blah, blah.’”


In addition to the videos, WISN also obtained photographs of Brown’s facial injuries and the marks that the taser left on his back.

Brown has said that he plans to take legal action against the Milwaukee Police Department in order to do his part “in helping to prevent similar incidents from happening to the minority community in the future.”


Staff writer, Deadspin