Video expected to be released soon of arrest, tasing of Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown
Updated: 1:15 p.m. on May 21, 2018
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – New video from the night Bucks rookie Sterling Brown was tased and arrested could be released soon.
After the video's release was foreshadowed by Assistant Police Chief Brunson and Mayor Tom Barrett, Governor Scott Walker said he was briefed by city officials and the Bucks about what's on the recording.
“Obviously we want to make sure that public safety is paramount for everyone in the city of Milwaukee, as it should be for anybody in the state of Wisconsin. I think that’s one of the values of having a video cam, making sure that both for the public’s individual protection as well as that for law enforcement who are abiding by the rules and regulations, I think the public deserves to see things like that,” said Walker.
The arrest happened in a Walgreens parking lot back in January. Brown was never charged. Police have been mum on what’s in the unreleased video.
The governor did not say when the video will be released. The officers involved in the arrest are under investigation.
Posted: 5:33 p.m. on May 21, 2018
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- On Monday, Mayor Tom Barrett gave more information about a mysterious reference during Sunday’s Ceasefire Sabbath event at a Milwaukee church by Assistant Police Chief Michael Brunson.
Brunson said, “There’s going to be a video that going to come out soon, in the next couple weeks involving the department. And I’m going to be honest with you. We’re going to need your support during the challenges.”
Assistant Police Chief Brunson did not explain what was in the video.
"We assume that he's referring to the video involving Sterling Brown from the Milwaukee Bucks and I think that they are gonna be releasing some information about individuals who were involved in that activity," said Mayor Tom Barrett.
Sterling Brown was arrested and tased after a struggle with Milwaukee Police in a south side Walgreen's parking lot back in January.
Brown was never charged after the incident.
The Mayor said there is an investigation into the officers who arrested Brown. He said he has seen the video and has concerns about the actions of the officers involved.
The Mayor did not say, however, when that video would be released.