Thabo Sefolosha to Sue NYPD, New York City: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

October 21st, 2015 by Tim Daniels Leave a reply »

Atlanta Hawks guard Thabo Sefolosha is reportedly planning to sue New York City and eight NYPD officers for up to $50 million due to injuries suffered during an encounter with police outside a Manhattan nightclub in April.

Rebecca Rosenberg and Julia Marsh of the New York Post reported Wednesday that the 31-year-old Switzerland native originally filed the legal notice of claim over the summer. He's returned to action after suffering a broken leg during the incident, but his attorney told the outlet that doesn't mean he's fully healthy.

"Unfortunately, he may not be dunking as much as he was before this happened," defense lawyer Alex Spiro said.

Sefolosha was charged with obstructing governmental administration, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest as a result of the situation. Earlier this month, a Manhattan jury found him not guilty on all charges, as James C. McKinley Jr. of the New York Times noted.

"This is just an incredible moment—to be able to clear my name," Sefolosha said at the time. "I just wanted truth to come out and justice to come out. I knew what happened that night and I feel like the ...

Read Full Article at Bleacher Report - NBA
Article written by


Comments are closed.