USA police chief apologizes for arrest of National Basketball Association player

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"Members (of the police department) acted inappropriately, and those members were recently disciplined", Chief Morales said at a news conference.

Leon Young told ABC News that Morales told him and other state lawmakers Thursday morning that one sergeant and two officers were disciplined in the incident, but said the chief told the lawmakers that statutory reasons prevented him from disclosing how they were punished.

Milwaukee Bucks rookie Sterling Brown was reportedly violently arrested in the city back in January, and camera footage has confirmed that the player was unfairly arrested and tasered.

Grams claimed that Brown was illegally parked in a handicap space.

Days after the incident, Donovan accused Mayor Tom Barrett, a frequent political rival, of having "ordered" that Brown not be charged with a crime - allegations Barrett strongly denied.

"This type of behavior has no place in our city". But he is still treated as a second class citizen in America.

"Leave me alone", Brown appears to say.

"We like to keep our young men on the sports page and not on the front page", said Lucas.

Brown's father, Chris, worked for the Maywood Police Department for more than 30 years. "It has to be a two-way street".

Brown's attorney said the guard plans to file a lawsuit against the police department.

"Unfortunately, this isn't an isolated case".

"We are grateful for the service of many good police officers that courageously protect us, our fans and our city, but racial biases and abuses of power must not be ignored", the team said. But bodycam video proves that Brown never threatened or became violent with the officers before he was tased and arrested. They wrestled with Brown and used a taser on him.

He asks for Brown's driver's license and demands to know why he parked his auto across some handicapped spots.

"Are you obstructing me?" The officer tells him that he is waiting for additional backup. "You will be great in all you do because you dedicate yourself to who & what you love!"

At least three cars more are seen arriving on the footage.

"These are simple questions, and you're being all badass", the officer says after asking Brown for his name and after Brown had responded, "Sterling Brown".

At least one vehicle leaves and others stay. Several hours before the release, Donovan issued a news release that didn't mention Brown, but seemed to allude to him.

The mood worsens when Brown, surrounded by four officers, is asked to take his hands out of his pockets.

At that point, officers tackle the six-foot, six-inch man to the ground, tase and handcuff him.

Brown left his Mercedes idling across parking lanes while he was in the store, the video released Wednesday shows.

In a statement on Wednesday, he said that the "common denominator" in situations such as this was "racism towards the minority community".

It is the latest case to highlight police treatment of African-Americans. This is a slap in the face to the victims' families and communities.

He went on to list cases of black men being shot and killed by U.S. police, adding: "Black men shouldn't have to have their guard up and instantly be on the defensive when seeing a police officer, but it's our reality and a real problem".

He noted that "There must be mutual respect, and both sides have to figure out how to accomplish this".

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Today we are releasing body camera video capturing the interaction.

"I will take legal action against the Milwaukee Police Department to continue forcing change in our community". We are doing that. The Milwaukee Police Department's Open Records Division is still working to fulfill all requests for this video.

Morales released a "Message to the Community" video Tuesday, saying he will stand by officers who act right but will admit error when officers act wrong.

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