Earlier today, the Attorney General of the State of New York brought an action to “end the pervasive use of excessive force and false arrests” by the NYPD in “suppressing overwhelmingly peaceful protests” following the police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. According to the complaint:

From May 28, 2020 to December 11, 2020, NYPD Officers of various ranks (“NYPD Officers”) repeatedly and without justification used batons, fist strikes, pepper spray, and other physical force against New York Residents at the Protests. Protesters—many of whom were never charged with any crime and were merely exercising their First Amendment rights—suffered concussions, broken bones, cuts, bruises, and other physical injuries.

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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