In this April 1, 2018, file photo, Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown is seen during an NBA basketball game in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File) MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee’s city attorney said officers did nothing wrong when they used a stun gun on Bucks’ player during his arrest over a parking violation in January — a direct contradiction to the police chief and mayor, who condemned the officers’ actions.The city attorney’s assertion comes in response to a lawsuit Brown filed in June alleging that officers targeting him because he is black and that their use of force was unwarranted. Police Chief Alfonso Morales apologized to Brown and in May announced that 11 of the officers involved in the rookie guard’s arrest were disciplined or retrained.But city attorney Grant Langley said in a court filing in federal court Friday night that Brown was at least partially to blame for what happened on Jan. 26 during his encounter with police outside a Walgreens at around 2 a.m.“The injuries and damages sustained by the plaintiff, if any, were caused in whole or in part by their own acts or omissions,” the court filing reads.The Journal Sentinel reported that Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett was surprised by the city attorney’s response, saying Saturday that he wasn’t briefed on it before it was filed.“I think it’s counterproductive for anybody to turn up the heat with rhetoric like this,” Barrett said. “I’m trying to bring respect throughout the entire community, and I’m going to continue to do that.”The Milwaukee Police Department did not respond to a request for an interview with the chief, the newspaper reported. Brown’s attorney, Mark Thomsen, said he wouldn’t comment until Monday.Brown had been talking with officers while waiting for a citation for illegally parking in a disabled spot outside the Walgreens when officers took him down because he didn’t immediately remove his hands from his pockets as ordered. Brown had been cooperative with officers and never appeared to threaten police before or during his arrest, according to police body-camera videos . He was never charged for the parking violation.
Reading boss Brian McDermott bemoaned the decision to allow Chelsea’s all-important third goal to stand following his team’s 4-2 defeat at Stamford Bridge.Fernando Torres was in an offside position when he tapped in Ashley Cole’s low cross with 10 minutes remaining.“We didn’t deserve to lose and I thought we were gong to win it,” said McDemott.“I’m gutted the linesman has got the decision wrong for the third goal. It’s not a good night for him, and unfortunately that means it’s not a good night for us.“It was clearly offside, which is really disappointing. People make mistakes and he made one tonight.”See also:Late goals clinch dramatic Chelsea victoryDi Matteo happy despite Chelsea mishapsChelsea v Reading player ratingsFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
SharePrint RelatedGeocoinfest 2011 – Europa: Travels with the World’s First GeocoinSeptember 14, 2011In “Community”Visit Geocaching HQOctober 28, 2019In “Community”The Lackey Geocoin: An Unexpected 26,000-mile, 5-Year JourneyJanuary 21, 2015In “Community” Geocacher Louis Cifer with the world’s largest geocoin If your pockets jingle with Geocoins, your Saturday night is spent cleaning and collating your immaculate Geocoin collection or you just want to be wowed by a wonder of the geocaching world – take a look to your left.What you behold is touted as the world’s largest Geocoin. Geocacher Louis Cifer and a team of others created the handcrafted 40 kilogram (88 lb), 97 cm (38 inch) Geocoin.Average size geocoinsGeocoins are traditionally no larger than an U.S. silver dollar or a 1 Euro coin (see the photo to your right).A Geocoin is a special trackable coin created by geocachers as a kind of signature item or calling card. The shape of coins varies from round to square even interconnected hoops or unique forms like miniature swords.According to Louis, the hefty anchor Geocoin was created to be an unforgettable gift. He says a group of friends hoped that it would show their appreciation to the host of a geocaching event.Geocacher AlexSchweigert organizes “Nordseetaufe 2010” (North Sea Baptism 2010). The official event Geocoin for “Nordseetaufe” was a much smaller anchor.Original event geocoin for Nordseetaufe 2010Louis and friends took the event coin theme and super-sized it. A 80-year-old anchor was purchased, sand blasted and painted gold.They then welded a plate commemorating Nordseetaufe 2010 to the anchor and added the unique tracking code.AlexSchweigert was presented with the massive Geocoin, named “Der Dicke” (The Big or The Heavy) on October 23rd.Louis says, “It was a huge surprise for AlexSchweigert and he was very impressed.”Louis says the Geocoin, which weighs about as much as the average 12-year-old boy, even had a Twitter account. Geocachers Tweeted mysterious updates about the coin before it was unveiled. “Der Dicke” is listed as the “world’s largest geocoin” on the German language geocoin Wikipedia page.Geocachers in Germany have been discovering “Der Dicke” at events since mid-October. But now the Geocoin has a permanent location in the hometown of its owner, AlexSchweigert. If you see “Der Dicke” in person, you can log the Geocoin as “discovered.”To do that, you’ll have to travel to the anchor’s new location outside of Hamburg, Germany. “Der Dicke” should be easy to find; right now it’s located at a geocache, also called, “Der Dicke.”Share with your Friends:More