NYC, Hawks' Thabo Sefolosha Settle Lawsuit Over 2015 Arrest Outside NightclubThe officers "attacked and jumped" on Sefolosha and one used a baton to hit him during the arrest, according to the lawsuit filed in federal court in Manhattan against the city and five police officers.
NBA Player Files Lawsuit Against New York City After Having Leg Broken During Arrest Outside NightclubAtlanta Hawks player Thabo Sefolosha filed a federal lawsuit against New York City on Wednesday, alleging he was unjustly arrested outside of a trendy nightclub last year during a fracas that left him with a broken leg and ended his NBA season.
Jury Acquits Hawks' Sefolosha In NYPD FracasA Manhattan jury found Sefolosha not guilty Friday of misdemeanor obstructing government administration, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
Hawks Coach: Character Of Player Involved In Altercation With NY Cop Is 'Of The Highest Order'Thabo Sefolosha is charged with misdemeanor obstructing government administration, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest charges.
Lawyer: White NYC Cop Targeted Black NBA PlayerSefolosha was arrested while leaving 1 OAK on West 17th Street following the stabbings of Indiana Pacers forward Chris Copeland, his girlfriend and another woman.
Hawks' Thabo Sefolosha On NYPD: My Injury 'Was Caused By The Police'"I will simply say that I am in great pain, have experienced a significant injury and that the injury was caused by the police."
NYPD Internal Affairs Probes Video Of Cop Purportedly Hitting Hawks Player With BatonSefolosha suffered a season-ending broken leg in the incident.
Hawks' Antic On Arrest: We Weren't With CopelandPero Antic says the stabbing of Indiana Pacers forward Chris Copeland, Copeland's girlfriend and another woman "happened way before" the arrests outside 1 OAK in Chelsea.
Hawks' Sefolosha Hurt In NYC Arrest, To Miss PlayoffsThabo Sefolosha's attorney said the forward was injured during the arrest, which followed the stabbing of Indiana Pacers forward Chris Copeland in Chelsea.
Suspect In Stabbing Of Indiana Pacers' Chris Copeland, Girlfriend Appears In CourtThe suspect, Shevoy Bleary-Murdock, 22, is charged with assault and criminal possession of a knife.
Chris Copeland Apologizes For Making 'Bad Choice'; Pacer Is In Stable ConditionIndiana Pacers forward Chris Copeland is apologizing for making a "bad choice" and promised to work toward a full recovery after being stabbed outside a New York nightclub early Wednesday.
Pacers' Copeland, Girlfriend Stabbed Outside NYC Club; Suspect, 2 Hawks ArrestedThe alleged assailant was arrested. Two Atlanta basketball players -- Thabo Sefolosha and Pero Antic -- were also taken into custody for allegedly obstructing the crime scene at 1 OAK.