Sterling Brown Unlikely To Accept Settlement Offer

According to Alison Dirr of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the City of Milwaukee has authorized its city attorney to offer a $400K settlement to Bucks guard Sterling Brown regarding the lawsuit he filed against the city in response to police officers using a taser on him over a parking violation last year.

However, according to The Associated Press, it’s unlikely that Brown will accept the settlement, per one of his lawyers, because the settlement offer does not include an admission of liability by the city. Per the attorney, Brown will only consider settlement offers that include such an admission.

“I fully anticipate that any settlement that doesn’t include an admission that they violated Mr. Brown’s civil rights will go nowhere,” attorney Mark Thomsen said (via Dirr). “We can’t heal in this city without that.”

It’s commonplace as a condition in most if not all civil settlement agreements for neither party to admit liability. However, given the video evidence in this case, the fact that the police chief issued an apology for the incident, and Brown’s relatively lessened need for financial compensation, it’s no surprise that Brown is adamant that the city accept legal responsibility for the incident.

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12 thoughts on “Sterling Brown Unlikely To Accept Settlement Offer

  1. Curtisrowe

    The end of that video, when all the cops get that “Oh man, what did we do” look on their face when Brown keeps saying “Look me up”

    • The thing that really finalized it for the cops, at least for one, was was posting it on social media with hashtags such as fearthedeer and met a Buck tonight. How dumb.

      • Curtisrowe

        Yeah, one cop was fired for posting that kind of thing. What an idiot.

    • miguel trucha

      Ugly situation.. but he 100% should have taken his hands out of his pockets when he was told.

      • harden-westbrook-mvps

        People who have been around cops a lot know better than to have their hands in their pockets, but one can only assume that being Milwaukee the weather was probably cold. Obviously they completely overreacted when he didn’t take his hands out of his pockets, but I have seen first hand similar situations where cops understandably get nervous.

      • Curtisrowe

        Pfft. Yeah, like they wouldn’t have found another reason. There were like 8 wound up cops surrounding him for no reason.

        • kawg

          Yeah, I can guarantee that as a white man, I would never have 8 cops show up for parking in a handicapped spot.

            • IslandFlava

              Totally true, cops mindset is very different when it comes to a white dude or a black dude, very sadly they think all black dudes are gangbangers while they are at much more ease when it comes to white folks, all comes down to the white privilege, real sad!

              • miguel trucha

                Their mindset is very different?? How do you know this?? Weird comment from beginning to end.

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