New body camera footage from the night Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown was arrested and tased has been released.
The Milwaukee Police Department originally only released a 30-minute clip from one officer’s body camera. The newly released footage shows more than four hours from four different body cameras.
Brown was tased and arrested in January after parking across two handicapped parking spots in a Walgreens parking lot. In one of the body camera videos, you hear an officer explain what he says happened.
“Somebody grabbed his left arm right away when he was pulling it out of his pocket and he just started fighting right off, from right there,” the officer said.
As Brown was taken to the hospital to be checked body camera captured a conversation between some of the officers about what happened.
Officer #1: “We’re trying to protect ourselves?”
Officer #2: “I’ll give you the Bucks player.”
Officer #1: “Because he play’s for the Bucks, if he makes a [expletive] complaint it’s going to be a [expletive] media firestorm.”
Officer #2: “Oh yeah.”
Officer #1: “And then any little [expletive] thing that goes wrong is going to be, ‘Ohhh the Milwaukee Police Department is all racist, blah, blah, blah.'”
In another video, you hear two officers joke about the situation.
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