Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown and the Milwaukee city attorney have agreed to a revised $750,000 settlement of a lawsuit Brown filed after getting taken to the ground, shocked with a Taser and arrested during an encounter with police in 2018.
The arrest began with a parking violation outside of a Walgreen's store, and City Attorney Tearman Spencer is recommending the payment plus an admission that Brown's constitutional rights were violated during the arrest. Brown's attorney signed the agreement on his behalf Friday.
Brown had rejected Milwaukee City Council's original offer of a $400,000 settlement proposed in 2019. His attorney, Mark Thomsen, had stated that any settlement without an admission of a civil rights violation would go nowhere, as the admission was necessary for the city of Milwaukee to heal.
The latest offer also includes unspecified changes to the police department's policies, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.
On Monday, the Bucks released an official statement on the matter.
pic.twitter.com/Zp0kVP61vU- Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) November 9, 2020
"I've got plenty of people going through the same thing in Chicago and back at home," Brown told ESPN in December of 2019 . "So I know it's happening in Milwaukee, so I'm pretty much being that voice for those who don't have the platform that I have to make this national news."
Brown was also recently reported as one of the members of the NBA's newly appointed Social Justice Coalition Board, per Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Sources: NBA Social Justice Coalition Board:- Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 9, 2020
Governors: Micky Arison, Steve Ballmer, Clay Bennett, Marc Lasry, Vivek Randadive
Players: Carmelo Anthony, Avery Bradley, Sterling Brown, Donovan Mitchell, Karl-Anthony Towns
Coaches: Lloyd Pierce, Doc Rivers
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