Three MPD officers suspended for Sterling Brown arrest

Posted at 4:59 PM, May 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-24 18:00:00-04

Less than 24 hours after the release of a video showing the arrest of Bucks player Sterling Brown, fallout from the case is growing.

TODAY'S TMJ4 learned on Thursday that three Milwaukee police officers were suspended.

After a closed door meeting with lawmakers, Morales briefly addressed the hot topic when he met with reporters.

"I'm trying to be transparent, but I also have to do things within the legal boundaries that I have," he said.

Morales said he's cannot legally share the officers' names, what rules they broke or what disciplinary action was taken against them.

According to the Journal Sentinel, the first officer who confronted Brown was suspended for two days. Two sergeants who arrived later were suspended for 10 and 15 days. Common Council President Ashanti Hamilton said the public deserves to know all of the details.

"What type of discipline is being issued? Who are the officers? What is the process if they end up challenging disciplinary action?" said Hamilton.

Morales made one thing clear on Thursday, those who were disciplined will be re-trained for similar situations in the future.

"Absolutely re-training, but here's the biggest and one of the things I brought up when I was campaigning for this position is leadership," Morales said.