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Bucks guard Sterling Brown expected to sue police for arrest

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2017, file photo, Milwaukee Bucks' Sterling Brown poses for photos during NBA basketball team media day in Milwaukee. Newly released police videos showing the stun gun arrest of Bucks guard Sterling Brown show one officer stepping on Brown's ankle while he was handcuffed on the ground and others discussing the potential backlash of taking down an African American professional basketball player. Brown was arrested for a parking violation in Milwaukee in January.(AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

Sterling Brown (AP File Photo/Morry Gash)

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown is expected to file a lawsuit against the city’s Police Department for an arrest in January during which officers used a stun gun when they detained him for a parking violation.

Brown’s attorney Mark Thomsen says he will file the lawsuit in federal court in the coming days.

Officers swarmed Brown and took him down when he didn’t immediately take his hands out of his pockets as ordered. He had been standing and talking with officers while waiting for a citation for illegally parking on a disabled spot outside a Walgreens.

Brown wasn’t charged with anything and three officers involved in the arrest were disciplined, with suspensions ranging from two to 15 days. Eight others will undergo remedial training in professional communications.

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