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Milwaukee Officer Involved In Arrest Of Bucks’ Sterling Brown Fired

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Milwaukee Officer Involved In Arrest Of Bucks’ Sterling Brown Fired

Milwaukee Officer Involved In Arrest Of Bucks’ Sterling Brown Fired

One of the Milwaukee cops who was involved in the controversial stun-gun arrest of NBA star Sterling Brown has been fired.

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According to the Daily Mail, Erik Andrade was fired for violating social media policy — not for his conduct the night Brown was tased and arrested, Police Chief Alfonso Morales said.

Morales explained that Andrade was let go because of social media posts mocking the incident. He said that the posts compromised the officer’s ability to testify in other cases.

Back in June, Brown sued the police department claiming wrongful arrest and excessive force during an altercation outside a Walgreens store. In his lawsuit, Brown cited Facebook posts and “racist memes” shared by Andrade after the incident.

“According to our Standard Operating Procedure, members are free to express themselves as private citizens on social media to the degree that their speech is not disruptive to the mission of the department,” Morales said in a statement.

” However, speech, on or off duty, pursuant to members’ official duties and professional responsibilities is not protected.”

He went on to explain,

“The most important functions of a police officer is to be able to testify in court. And if you can’t testify in court… then I can’t utilize you,” the chief said.

The Journal reports that Andrade can appeal his firing to the Fire and Police Commission.

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