MILWAUKEE- For the second time in as many months, the City of Milwaukee has reached a settlement over an interaction between a citizen and members of the police department.
According to a letter written by City Attorney Tearman Spencer and Assistant City Attorney Robin Pederson, the city and attorneys representing Mr. Brown reached a financial settlement of $750,000. Aside from the financial portions of the deal, the Milwaukee Common Council will also make, “an admission of a constitutional violation and a commitment to incorporate changes to Milwaukee Police Department Standard Operating Procedures,” within 180 days of the settlement being reached.
An incident between Milwaukee Police and Brown in January of 2018 was video taped and showed officers confronting Mr. Brown about being illegally parked in front of a Walgreens store on Milwaukee’s south side. Brown was seen on video being taken down and handcuffed by officers following a verbal exchange.
Mr. Brown’s attorney, Mark Thomsen, would not comment further on the status of the settlement when reached by email this morning.
Last month, the City of Milwaukee agreed to pay the estate of Sylville Smith $4,000,000 after Smith was shot and killed by former officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown in August of 2016.