City offers $400K settlement to Bucks’ Brown
MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee city officials have offered $400,000 to Bucks guard Sterling Brown to settle his lawsuit accusing police of using excessive force and targeting him because he’s black when they confronted him over a parking violation.
However, an attorney for Brown said the offer is insufficient because it doesn’t include an admission of guilt.
Attorney Mark Thomsen said Wednesday that any settlement would have to include such an admission.
The city’s Common Council authorized the offer Wednesday during a closed session. Brown has 14 days to accept or decline it.
Brown illegally parked in a disabled spot outside a Walgreens on Jan. 26, 2018, and was talking with a group of officers while waiting for his citation when the situation escalated. Officers took him down and used a stun gun because he didn’t immediately remove his hands from his pockets, as ordered.