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Milwaukee offers Bucks player Sterling Brown $400K to settle police suit

Update 3:45 p.m.

Sterling Brown's attorney, Mark Thomsen, said he has yet to speak with Brown about the city's latest offer, but knows any settlement proposal that doesn't include an admission of responsibility is unlikely to be accepted.

"There have been two officers that have already testified under oath that Mr. Brown's constitutional rights were violated," Thomsen told WTMJ. "I would expect that the city's offer would reflect that fact."

Thomsen says they haven't officially received the offer, so the specific terms are still unknown.

"If the city can't man up to it, two of the officers have, but if my mayor and my city council can't, then Mr. Brown is going to rely on the jury to do what is right," Thomsen said.

Hear Thomsen's interview with WTMJ in the player above.

Original Story

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.
 


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