Thabo Sefolosha looked on as his team was swept by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2015 Eastern Conference Finals. Sefolosha should have been on the court to help his team but he was in a suit on the sidelines due to a broken leg. This wouldn’t be news if it wasn’t the manner in which the injury occurred, the 6’7 Small Forward was involved in a confrontation with NYPD in April in which officers wrestled Sefolosha to the ground. He was charged with obstructing governmental administration and disorderly conduct but was found innocent on both counts.
The confrontation was described as “racist” according to an onlooker which paints an ugly picture and yet another instance of misconduct by police. Sefolosha is reportedly considering whether he will file charges against NYPD. There will surely be more from this story as it continues to further the conversation of police conduct. Check out the full details here.