MILWAUKEE (AP) — Officers involved in the stun gun arrest of Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown said in preliminary police reports that Brown was aggressive when he was approached about a parking violation, though body camera footage suggests that wasn’t the case.
The police reports obtained by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel said Officer Joseph Grams, who initially encountered Brown in a Walgreens parking lot last January, described Brown as very aggressive in his body language and actions and called for backup as a result. Grams’ draft report characterizes Brown as provoking the confrontation that ended with his arrest.
“Brown was very aggressive and agitated that I was blocking his way into his vehicle,” read the report. “Because of his aggressive body language and actions I felt Brown wanted to get into the vehicle and flee. Because of this I called for another squad,” Grams added.
But the body camera video shows that Brown showed little if any resistance before he was taken down by several officers, shot with a stun gun and handcuffed. Three officers involved in the arrest were disciplined, with suspensions ranging from two to 15 days.