New Sterling Brown body-cam footage has city leaders demanding policy change

Posted at 6:16 PM, Jun 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-05 22:10:17-04

MILWAUKEE -- City leaders demand transparency, accountability and changes in policy after the discovery of new video from the arrest of a Milwaukee Bucks player. 

The body camera footage sheds new light on what led up to the arrest of Sterling Brown. It also shows what happened from four different angles. Two weeks ago, police released one single clip, showing the incident from the perspective of one officer. 

Mayor Tom Barrett thinks all of the body camera video should have been released to the public two weeks ago. New footage shows conversations officers had after the incident. 

Officer: "The bureau's coming out for this?"
Officer: "We're trying to protect ourselves."
Officer: "Because he plays for the Bucks, if he makes a {expletive} complaint it's going to be a {expletive} media firestorm. 

"I was offended by several comments I heard in the video," Barrett said.  

Barrett told TODAY'S TMJ4 he will be involved to make sure there's a new policy in place for Milwaukee police. 

"To make sure all the video is released at the same time," he said.   

Barrett plans to look at other cities across the nation for guidance on protocol of releasing body camera footage for high profile cases like this one. 

"I don't think it's in anyone's interest to have the video dribble out in bits and pieces," he said.  

Ten aldermen appear to be on the same page. They sent a joint statement to media on Tuesday, reading in part, "It is concerning and unacceptable that these clips and others were not included as part of the initial bodycam footage shared with ... the public most recently."