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Community activists rally for change after Sterling Brown incident

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Community activists are calling for the Milwaukee police officers who were involved in the Sterling Brown Taser takedown to be fired.

Milwaukee police first released an obstructed view of incident with Brown in January at the Walgreens on 26th Street and National Avenue.

Then, our Milwaukee affiliate WISN 12 News obtained video that showed much more. The video also shows one officer stepping on Brown's ankle, and another singing about overtime.

"Seeing him surrounded, I almost could tell what was gonna happen," said Vaun Mayes with the community task force MKE.

Mayes is outraged with how police handled releasing body camera footage.

"We demand further release of all videos, statements, records and any other relevant information to be released immediately regarding the Sterling Brown case," he said.

Some of the officers involved in the Taser incident were disciplined, but activists said more should be done and they want the police chief to take it a step further

"Some of those officers have to go," Mayes said.

"Right now, Chief Morales needs to have a zero tolerance policy. If he wants to build trust in the community, he needs to stand with the community," said Desiree Brown, whose nephew was shot and killed by police.

Milwaukee Police Chief Morales said he did not see all of the body camera video before releasing the initial footage.

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