5-28-18 milwaukee bucks player says he “gave in” during arrest to avoid officers’ guns

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks player Sterling Brown said Friday he “gave in” when police used a stun gun as they detained him for a parking violation because he didn’t want officers to “pull out their guns.”   “I was just being smart. I just wanted to get out of the situation and get home,” Brown said.  He said he still gets upset when he watches the video of his interaction with officers in the parking lot of a Walgreens on Jan. 26.  An officer had approached Brown because he was double-parked in a handicap spot and the interaction quickly escalated. The officer called for backup as the conversation with Brown became tense and a half-dozen squad cars responded.  Brown said he thought he and the first responding officer were simply “going to have a dialogue back and forth between two men” and didn’t expect the situation to escalate.   “I don’t see what I could have done different,” said Brown, whose father was a police officer in Maywood, Illinois, where the Bucks guard grew up. He said that before moving to Milwaukee his interactions with police had been for minor things, like traffic tickets.  “I’ve encountered polite, rude, everything. But things didn’t escalate in those situations,” he said.