U.S. police chief apologizes for arrest of National Basketball Association player

Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown warms up before a basketball game against the Chicago Bulls on Jan. 28 in Chicago. A few days before that game Milwaukee police used a stun gun on and arrested him over a parking violation

In a news conference Wednesday, Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales said that the officers involved "acted inappropriately" and were "recently disciplined", but he did not answer reporters' questions about how many officers were disciplined or what that discipline entailed.

Morales said Wednesday he was "sorry this incident escalated to this level".

Originally police stated that the Milwaukee Bucks rookie became confrontational over an alleged parking violation which prompted the officers to tase and arrest him.

The incident with Brown never sat well with Milwaukee Ald.

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

"We like to keep our young men on the sports page and not on the front page", said Lucas. As a community we have to do better. I want our residents to be respectful of our police and I want our police to be respectful of our residents. "It has to be a two-way street".

In a joint statement, the aldermen said they've introduced a file "to discuss and evaluate the current police policy and training as it relates to de-escalation, along with implicit and cultural bias". "It shouldn't require an incident involving a professional athlete to draw attention to the fact that vulnerable people in our communities have experienced similar, and even worse, treatment". "So if there is ever an incident where one of our members makes a mistake, unnecessarily escalating a situation, I am going to be honest and transparent about it". By the end of the video, Brown is back on his feet and identifies himself as a Bucks player.

Brown had parked horizontally across two handicap parking spots in the store's empty lot while he had gone into the store. When you asked him to do something, he did it.

"I mean, everybody thought that ... from the beginning, you know, thought I was combative, thought I was, you know, being aggressive", Brown said in the "Good Morning America" interview.

"I just did", Brown says. "You touched me first".

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The cop calls for additional officers and four squad cars arrive at the scene.

Milwaukee NAACP President Fred Royal says it's disturbing that an officer "would incite an argument over a parking citation".

Brown's club, the Milwaukee Bucks, have backed their player, saying: "The abuse and intimidation that Sterling experienced at the hands of Milwaukee Police was shameful and inexcusable".

At least one vehicle leaves and others stay.

Then a voice is heard ordering Brown, "Take your hands out of your pockets, now!" and police swarm Brown, drop him to the ground and use a stun gun on him. He is then heard groaning in pain as officers move to restrain him.

Police officers who have shown an inability to remain calm and respectful when confronting someone over a parking violation should not be entrusted with the power and authority that comes with being a Milwaukee police officer.

"Peaceful support to ensure no further damage to our community is the only way to respond", Brown's statement read, in part. The lack of repercussions for the police officers involved in so many of these cases is offensive. After Garner was killed in 2014 when police officers held him in a headlock in NY, players (including then-Bulls guard Derrick Rose) wore shirts that read "I Can't Breathe". He has been on both sides of this issue.

Are police shortages to blame?

"When I took office, I vowed to rebuild trust between the Milwaukee Police Department and the community". We are doing that.

The memo goes on to say that the total is $22.1 million if a pending settlement of $1.9 million in a stop-and-frisk lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union is included. "Our officers are routinely injured during Use of Force applications; rarely is there an outcry of support from civic leadership", the statement said.

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