(MILWAUKEE) — One of the officers involved in the tasing and arrest of unarmed Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown briefly took his gun out of his holster during the confrontation, new body-camera footage released by Brown’s attorney shows.
The video, published by ABC Milwaukee affiliate WISN Monday, shows the officer briefly drawing his gun during the Jan. 26, 2018 incident, which took place in a Walgreens parking lot.
Though the weapon wasn’t out of the Milwaukee police officer’s holster for long, Brown’s attorney, Mark Thomsen, told WISN, “That gun could have gone off, and it would be a whole different story. … Sterling Brown could be dead.”
Thomsen is expected to file a federal civil rights lawsuit on behalf of the rookie NBA player Tuesday.
“An apology is not enough,” Thomsen told WISN. “We have to change.”
Sgt. Sheronda Grant of the Milwaukee Police Department said per their standard operating procedure, “Police members may draw or display their firearms in circumstances where they reasonably believe it may be necessary to use their firearm in the performance of their duties.”
Milwaukee police last month released video from the incident, which shows an officer waiting by Brown’s car in the drugstore parking lot.
Brown’s car was parked horizontally across two parking spots reserved for people with disabilities.
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