(CNN) The Milwaukee Police Department said it has fired an officer for posting "racist" and "derogatory" content on social media about the arrest and tasing of NBA player Sterling Brown. Erik Andrade, the fired officer, was one of eight officers on the scene, but he was not an arresting officer. The incident prompted an internal affairs investigation, and Brown sued the city , Milwaukee's police chief and the officers for excessive force. Brown's lawsuit singles out Andrade for his social media posts, accusing him of mocking Brown with racist language and celebrating his arrest. JUST WATCHED Police sorry for NBA's Sterling Brown arrest Replay More Videos ... MUST WATCH Police sorry for NBA's Sterling Brown arrest 01:34"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.
Source: CNN September 14, 2018 01:27 UTC