Thabo Sefolosha Found Not Guilty in Police Incident: Latest Details and Reaction

October 9th, 2015 by Tim Daniels Leave a reply »

Atlanta Hawks guard Thabo Sefolosha was found not guilty Friday on all charges against him relating to an incident outside a Manhattan nightclub in April.

Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution confirmed the jury's decision. Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today reported the ruling opens the door for the 31-year-old NBA player to file a civil suit against the New York Police Department for causing serious injury while arresting him.

National Basketball Players Association director Michele Roberts sent along a message of support for the veteran:

Colin Moynihan of the New York Times reported Thursday that both sides in the case argued that false claims were being made about the incidents at the 1 Oak nightclub.

According to the report, police claimed Sefolosha and teammate Pero Antic were slow to leave the area where police were investigating the stabbing of Chris Copeland of the Indiana Pacers. Sefolosha's legal team argued he was falsely arrested; Sefolosha suffered a broken bone in his right leg during the arrest.

Now that he's been found not guilty, he can focus on getting back to f ...

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