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MPD officer involved in controversial arrest of Bucks' Sterling Brown fired

Posted: 1:18 PM, Sep 13, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-13 14:45:52-04
MPD officer involved in controversial arrest of Bucks' Sterling Brown fired

MILWAUKEE --  Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales has fired one of the officers involved the controversial arrest and tasing of Milwaukee Bucks Sterling Brown.

A police source tells TODAY’S TMJ4 that officer Erik Andrade was let go. 

Chief Alfonso Morales just confirmed with TODAY’S TMJ4 anchor Shannon Simms that he did send a letter to the Fire and Police Commission

A statement is expected to be released by Milwaukee Police sometime on Thursday.

It’s been three months since a Facebook post surfaced from Officer Andrade's Facebook page which allegedly stated, "Nice meeting Sterling Brown of the Milwaukee Bucks at work this morning! Lol #FearTheDeer.” The post was made allegedly made after Brown’s arrest.

Brown was arrested after parking his vehicle in two handicap parking spaces outside of a Walgreens back in January. Body camera video showed officers tackling him to the ground and tasing him. 

Brown was never charged in connection with the incident.