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Nearly three years after his late-night run-in with police officers, Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown has reached a $750,000 settlement agreement in his civil rights lawsuit against the city of Milwaukee.
Brown authorized his lawyer Mark Thomsen to sign the settlement agreement Friday after initially rejecting a $400,000 offer in October 2019.
On Jan. 26, 2018, Brown alleged that Milwaukee officers targeted him outside a Walgreens store because he is Black. They used a stun gun when he didn’t immediately remove his hands from his pockets, as ordered, while waiting for a parking citation.
He first filed the lawsuit in June 2018 after body-camera footage was released showing a Milwaukee police officer stepping on his ankle during the arrest while others mocked his potential civil rights complaint.
In addition to money, Brown wants the settlement to include a joint statement from the City of Milwaukee that contains an admission of a constitutional violation and a commitment to incorporate changes to the Milwaukee Police Department Standard Operating Procedures, which must be implemented within 180 days of the agreement.
All along, Brown stated that his stance was more than just a financial gain.