Sterling Brown

Milwaukee Bucks’ guard Sterling Brown has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the City of Milwaukee from an incident in January where Milwaukee police officers used a stun gun on him during his arrest for a parking violation.

Brown’s attorney, Mark Thomsen, filed the lawsuit in federal court today alleging both excessive force and unlawful arrest.

The incident happened in the early morning of Jan. 26 when officers were doing a business check at a Walgreens at 26th Street and West National Avenue in Milwaukee and spotted Brown’s car parked across two handicapped spots. Eight officers were soon standing around Brown when one asks him to take his hands out of his pockets. An officer would soon yell: “Taser! Taser! Taser!” and Brown was hit and taken down.

Brown wasn’t charged and three officers were disciplined. Their suspensions ranged from 2 to 15 days.