Records from Brown's personnel file provided by the Cincinnati Police Department show mostly positive performance. Brown joined CPD in 1994 after serving in the Air Force.
On his evaluations, supervisors mostly found that Brown met department standards. He received numerous commendations over the years.
But his records aren't entirely positive. In 2016, Brown was given an "evaluation supplement log" to track performance and corrective measures after he received his second injury to prisoner violation in a 36-month period. Last year, an investigation found that Brown had used a homophobic slur during a domestic violence investigation.
Brown was working a security detail at the Kennard Avenue Kroger on Aug. 6. He had been asked to investigate reports of several young girls stealing items when he spotted a 4-foot-11, 90-pound girl with a backpack full of items, police previously said.
The girl refused to stop when Brown warned her, and then he stunned her with the Taser, police said.