A former coach of Sterling Brown - the Milwaukee Bucks guard who was tased and arrested in January after two Milwaukee police officers spotted his vehicle parked across two handicap spaces - wants to put a full-court press on any negative media coverage of his former player.
Questions swirled about how officers were disciplined a day after Milwaukee police released video showing those officers using a stun gun on National Basketball Association rookie Sterling Brown. Moments after the confrontation, the bodycam video shows Brown falling, after police officers brought him down.
"I am sorry this incident escalated to this level", the police chief added.
Morales did not identify the officers or say how they were disciplined, and he walked out of the press conference without taking questions. Following the release of the video, the Milwaukee Police Department has faced backlash due to the violent nature of Brown's arrest. He released a statement on Twitter after the video was released.
Some leaders are anxious about how the Sterling Brown incident could affect the already tense police-community relations.
"Unfortunately, this isn't an isolated case". He noted that officers who were involved and "acted inappropriately" have been disciplined. "This is a slap in the face to the victims' families and communities", he said. After Garner was killed in 2014 when police officers held him in a headlock in NY, players (including then-Bulls guard Derrick Rose) wore shirts that read "I Can't Breathe". "I will take legal action against the Milwaukee Police Department to continue forcing change in our community". I know many of you will share my anger and frustration, but for our community to progress and grow, we need to build on what we already have and not destroy it.
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The Senate bill also doubles of the amount of time a victim has to decide if they want to file a lawsuit. The House bill would make lawmakers liable even without an ethics committee ruling.
Spokeswoman Amy Hasenberg says Walker also agrees with Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch's comments Thursday calling the newly released video "disconcerting" and "alarming". "It's a hard job law enforcement has, but most importantly, we have to restore the trust in this community between our police and our community", said Lucas. "There must be mutual respect and both sides have to figure out how to accomplish this". "We are doing that", he said.
The Milwaukee Police Department and local officials have acknowledged the challenges they are working to address, and we urge them to enact higher standards and more direct accountability. "We have hundreds of interactions with citizens each day, and those contacts end positively".
The memo goes on to say that the total is $22.1 million if a pending settlement of $1.9 million in a stop-and-frisk lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union is included.
"Inevitably every Use of Force will be scrutinized and often opinion gets in the way of fact. Our officers are routinely injured during Use of Force applications; rarely is there an outcry of support from civic leadership", the statement said.
The group called on city leadership to bolster its ranks to alleviate what it described as chronic understaffing.
"Our officers are true professionals that do all possible with the finite resources afforded them".