New Video Shows White Cops Stand On Sterling Brown's Ankle And Complain About Being Called Racist

MILWAUKEE, WI - JANUARY 29:  Sterling Brown #23 of the Milwaukee Bucks jogs across the court in the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Bradley Center on January 29, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)

New Video Shows White Cops Stand On Sterling Brown's Ankle And Complain About Being Called Racist

The Bucks' player was held to the ground while showing no signs of resisting arrest.

Published June 4, 2018

After the violent arrest of Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown was thrust into the national spotlight, new videos revealed additional excessive force performed by the officers.

During the arrest on January 26, Brown was thrown to the ground and shocked with an officer's stun gun. Video of that arrest was released the same day the NFL announced they would be fining athletes that protest police brutality at the start of the game.

In a new video obtained by WISN 12 NEWS, one officer stepped on Brown’s ankle just before realizing he had a professional athlete pinned to the ground.

"You're stepping on my ankle, for what?" Brown is heard saying.

"So you don't kick us," an officer responds.

"I ain't got no reason to kick y'all, man," Brown replied.

After the back-and-forth, the officers began to piece together who Brown was. One of the officers asked Brown if he played for the Bucks, to which the basketball player responded, “What you think? I look familiar, don't I?"

Once Brown was put in an ambulance, a different video recorded an officer calling requesting his shift commander approve his overtime.

"Can you let the lieut know I need to go on the overtime board if I'm not already?" he said before singing The O’Jays’ hit "For The Love Of Money.”

Then, several officers have a conversation about how the arrest will make their department appear “racist.”

"The bureau is coming out for this? ... We're trying to protect ourselves ... because he plays for the Bucks, and if he makes a complaint, it's going to be a [expletive]. ... And then any little [expletive] thing that goes wrong is going to be, 'Ooh, the Milwaukee Police Department is all racist.... blah, blah, blah."

Two sergeants and an officer received temporary suspensions for their role in the encounter with Brown.

While Brown was not charged in connection with the incident, he does have plans to file a federal lawsuit against the city.

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Dylan Buell/Getty Images)


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