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Milwaukee offers Bucks player $400K to settle police suit

Posted: 11:11 AM, Sep 04, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-04 19:02:43-04
Milwaukee offers Bucks' player $400K to settle police suit

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Milwaukee city officials are offering Bucks guard Sterling Brown $400,000 to settle his lawsuit accusing police of using excessive force and targeting 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 address it 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.

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This story has been corrected to reflect that Brown's attorney's news conference was planned for Wednesday, not Monday. AP-WF-09-04-19 1603GMT