Bucks Rookie Sterling Brown Tased, Arrested

Milwaukee Bucks rookie Sterling Brown was tased and arrested Thursday night after double parking in two handicapped spaces at the Walgreen's near S. 27th St. and W. National Ave., a law enforcement source told News/Talk 1130 WISN.

According to the source, Milwaukee Police officers were writing a parking ticket on Brown's Mercedes when Brown confronted them and became combative.  One of the officers then used his Taser on Brown and arrested him for resisting arrest.

In a statement to News/Talk 1130 WISN, Milwaukee Police Sgt. Timothy Gauerke did not identify Brown but confirmed the details of the arrest:

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.

A law enforcement source confirms that the suspect is Brown, and the Bucks have issued a statement indicating that they are "aware of the incident involving Sterling Brown and are looking into it."

Brown, a 6'6" guard from Southern Methodist University, is averaging 3.5 points and 1.8 rebounds per game for the Bucks this season. He made his first career start on Saturday.  Earlier this month, Brown was the subject of a viral video prank when All-Star teammate Giannis Antetokounmpo filled his SUV with popcorn.  

News/Talk 1130 WISN will have more details on this developing story as we get them.

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