Bucks again pledge ‘full support’ to Sterling Brown in civil rights lawsuit
The Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday again pledged “full support” for Sterling Brown amid a recent development in his ongoing civil rights lawsuit against the city’s police department.
Milwaukee city attorney Grant Langley, in a court filing in federal court submitted Friday evening, laid at least some of the blame on Brown related to an incident on Jan. 26 during which Brown was ultimately arrested.
“The injuries and damages sustained by the plaintiff, if any, were caused in whole or in part by their own acts or omissions,” the court filing reads, per an AP report.
Body-camera footage documenting the incident released in May shows Brown being arrested and tasered. The incident in question occurred when police approached Brown after his vehicle was discovered double-parked in a handicap zone outside of a Milwaukee Walgreens.
As the Bucks did at the time of the release of the body-cam footage, a statement showing “full support” for Brown has been issued in the wake of the county attorney’s court filing.
Statement regarding the City Attorney’s legal response to the Sterling Brown case: pic.twitter.com/7CNCvKmtUR
— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) August 29, 2018
It was announced in May that 11 of the officers involved in Brown’s arrest were either disciplined or retrained, as noted in the AP’s report. Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett expressed surprise at the city attorney’s court filing, calling it “counterproductive.”