Reports: Bucks rookie Sterling Brown arrested, Tased in parking incident

Milwaukee police arrested Milwaukee Bucks shooting guard Sterling Brown early Friday morning and used a Taser on the rookie during a dispute over blocked parking spaces, according to multiple reports.

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Milwaukee radio station WISN-AM reported Friday afternoon that, after finding a car parked across two handicapped spaces in a Walgreen’s parking lot, city police “were writing a parking ticket on Brown’s Mercedes when Brown confronted them and became combative.” They responded by using a Taser on him and booking him for resisting arrest.

Milwaukee police issued the following statement on the incident to multiple media outlets:

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.

Police did not identify the 22-year-old male in their statement, but law enforcement sources confirmed to WISN and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that Brown had been arrested last night.

“We are aware of the situation with Sterling Brown and are looking into it,” the Bucks told Milwaukee NBC affiliate WTMJ in a statement.

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MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 14: Sterling Brown #23 of the Milwaukee Bucks in action against the Miami Heat on January 14, 2018 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ron Elkman/Sports Imagery/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - JANUARY 22: Sterling Brown #23 of the Milwaukee Bucks shoots the ball against the Phoenix Suns on January 22, 2018 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - JANUARY 17: Sterling Brown #23 of the Milwaukee Bucks drives between Hassan Whiteside #21 and Justise Winslow #20 of the Miami Heat during the first half of a game at the Bradley Center on January 17, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JANUARY 14: Sterling Brown #23 of the Milwaukee Bucks looks on against the Miami Heat on January 14, 2018 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ron Elkman/Sports Imagery/Getty Images)
SALT LAKE CITY, UT - NOVEMBER 25: Sterling Brown #23 of the Milwaukee Bucks controls the ball against the Utah Jazz during their game at Vivint Smart Home Arena on November 25, 2017 in Salt Lake City, Utah. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - SEPTEMBER 25: Sterling Brown #23 of the Milwaukee Bucks poses for a portrait during the 2017-18 NBA Media Day on September 25, 2017 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)
TARRYTOWN, NY - AUGUST 11: Sterling Brown #23 of the Milwaukee Bucks poses for a photo during the 2017 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot at MSG training center on August 11, 2017 in Tarrytown, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Brian Babineau/Getty Images)
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The Philadelphia 76ers used the 46th overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft on Brown, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard out of SMU. The Bucks paid the Sixers $1.9 million to acquire the draft rights to Brown, a second-team all-AAC selection as a senior who shot 45.1 percent from 3-point range at the college level.

Brown has made 21 appearances for Milwaukee this season, averaging 3.5 points and 1.8 rebounds in 11.5 minutes per game. He’s seen his playing time increase recently, averaging 22.3 minutes per game over his last five outings, including a pair of starts in place of superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo.

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