Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown sues city, police over arrest

One of the officers involved in the January arrest later posted on social media mocking two other NBA players, according to the lawsuit


By Joe Knowles
Chicago Tribune

MILWAUKEE — One of the Milwaukee police officers involved in the January arrest of Bucks rookie Sterling Brown later posted on social media mocking two other NBA players, the Warriors’ Kevin Durant and the Cavaliers’ J.R. Smith, according to a report in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

A lawsuit Brown’s attorney filed Tuesday included a post from Erik Andrade, one of the responding officers, that compared Durant’s hair to an ice cream cone with chocolate sprinkles. The officer posted a picture of Durant next to a picture of an ice cream cone with the caption “Who wore it better?” topped with the comment “Damn … more naps than preschool! Lmao”

Another post mocked Smith’s infamous misplay at the end of Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

“I hope JR Smith double parks in Walgreens handicap Parkin spots when he’s in Milwaukee!” read Andrade’s post.

The suit contends that the post about Smith “is an admission that (Andrade) and other Defendant officers are allowed to engage in unlawful attacks and arrests of African-Americans without justification and then relish such events without any fear of real discipline,” according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Not long after Brown’s arrest, the same officer posted this on Facebook:

“Nice meeting Sterling Brown of the Milwaukee Bucks at work this morning! Lol#FearTheDeer.”

The defendants in the suit include the City of Milwaukee, Police Chief Alfonso Morales , Andrade and seven members of the Milwaukee police force.

On May 23, the Milwaukee Police Department released footage that showed Brown being arrested and police using a stun gun on him on Jan. 26. Brown, who played at Proviso East High School and grew up in Maywood, had been cited for parking his car across multiple handicapped spaces. 

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