Mil­wau­kee of­fi­cer in­volved dur­ing NBA player’s ar­rest fired

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MIL­WAU­KEE (AP) — A Mil­wau­kee po­lice of­fi­cer in­volved in the stun gun ar­rest of Bucks’ player Ster­ling Brown has been fired be­cause of so­cial me­dia posts.

Po­lice Chief Erik Mo­rales dis­closed the fir­ing dur­ing a speech at Mar­quette Univer­sity on Thurs­day, but he did not name the of­fi­cer.

Brown sued the po­lice de­part­ment in June and ac­cused of­fi­cers of us­ing ex­ces­sive force and tar­get­ing him be­cause he’s black. A group of of­fi­cers swarmed on him at a Wal­greens park­ing lot be­cause he didn’t im­me­di­ately re­move his hands from his pock­ets. Brown was stand­ing with the of­fi­cers wait­ing for a ci­ta­tion for park­ing in a dis­abled spot early on Jan. 26.

One of­fi­cer later mocked Brown on Face­book for his ar­rest . A to­tal of 11 of­fi­cers in­volved in the ar­rest were dis­ci­plined or re­trained.

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