Earlier today, NBA player Thabo Sefolosha filed a complaint against five NYPD officers and the City of New York. The claims stem from an incident outside a Manhattan nightclub in April 2015, where Sefolosha alleges that NYPD officers beat him and broke his leg without justification. According to the complaint, the NYPD orchestrated a malicious prosecution against Sefolosha in an attempt to cover up wrongdoing after they realized he was a well-known basketball player. Sefolosha was later acquitted by a Manhattan jury.
The complaint includes claims against the police officers under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 for false arrest, excessive force, malicious prosecution, and false imprisonment, as well as claims against the City of New York. The case is pending before Judge Furman.