MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee city officials are offering the Bucks guard Sterling Brown $400,000 to settle his lawsuit accusing the police of using excessive force and picking on him because he’s black when they confronted him over a parking violation.
The city’s Common Council authorized the offer Wednesday during a closed session. Brown has 14 days to accept or decline it.
Brown’s attorney didn’t immediately comment, but he planned to talk at a news conference later Wednesday morning.
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.