Milwaukee Police were conducting a business check around 2:00 a.m. on January 26th at Walgreens located at S. 26th Street and W. National Avenue when they encountered a vehicle parked across two disability parking spaces. Officers spoke with a 22-year-old male and during the incident an electronic control device was deployed and the man was arrested. The circumstances of the incident and the use of force are currently being reviewed by the Department.
UPDATE (1/29/2018 at 5:00 p.m.):
After an internal review related to the arrest of Sterling Brown on Friday, January 26th the Milwaukee Police Department has determined the case will not be presented to the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office for charges. The DA’s Office has been notified.
Command level review of relevant reports and body camera footage indicate that Mr. Brown’s actions and behavior do not merit a criminal charge. Furthermore, the Department is reviewing the police response including supervisory oversight. The matter has been referred to MPD Internal Affairs for investigation and at the completion of that investigation the findings will be made public and the body worn camera footage will be released.