MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Common Council on Tuesday approved a $750,000 settlement in a lawsuit brought by former Bucks player Sterling Brown over his 2018 arrest in which he was taken to the ground and shocked with a Taser.
The incident started when Brown was approached by police
The settlement does not include an admission that Brown's constitutional rights were violated,
The agreement also requires the city to commit to changes in the police department's standard operating procedures, including fair and impartial policing, training and career development, personnel investigations and body cameras, the
“With this settlement the city turns a page and embraces the 21st century, where we will insist on recognizing citizens’ rights, human rights and developing a police force of peace officers to work with the community to better our city,” said Mark Thomsen, Brown's attorney.
Brown said in his lawsuit that police used excessive force and targeted him because he is Black when
A spokesman for Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said the policy and rule changes will help improve policing in the city.