We have an update on the long awaited lawsuit between the former Atlanta Hawks ballers Pero Antic and Thabo Sefolosha who are Suing the NYPD!
Get the latest details and info to catch you up on Pero Antic and Thabo Sefolosha on the flip…
If you recall, the former Hawks center Thabo Sefolosha and Pero Antic, who currently plays for Fenerbahçe of the Turkish Basketball League were both injured when LAPD showed up outside 1Oak nightclub in Manhattan.
Both of the former Atlanta Hawks players, Pero Antic and Thabo Sefolosha were Arrested for Obstruction And Disorderly Conduct. It was said that they were disrupting a crime scene following Chris Copeland & his girlfriend’s stabbing.
You may also recall that Tahbo Sefolosha was too injured to return back to the court thanks to the NYPD’s brutality. His violent arrest was all caught on video, so things are NOT looking good for the NYPD.
It’s been a year since Pacers Star Chris Copeland & Girlfriend were stabbed outside 1Oak nightclub in NYC. Former Hawks center Thabo Sefolosha and Pero Antic tried to help their friend Chris, but NYPD treated them like common criminals instead.
Now new details regarding Antic and Sefolosha lawsuits against the NYPD is as follows:
False arrest, unlawful imprisonment, assault, battery, negligence, civil rights violations and malicious prosecution were listed as the claims in Antic’s complaint. Under Antic’s notice of claim, filed last year, $25 million was set as the maximum Antic can recover.
“The NYPD has all but conceded that they falsely and improperly arrested Pero Antic,” Alex Spiro, Antic’s attorney, said. “They will now be held responsible.”
Sefolosha’s suit, which will name the NYPD and other city agencies, will likely include charges of unlawful force, unlawful arrest and malicious prosecution, the source said. Sefolosha’s notice of claim, also filed last year, set $50 million as the ceiling he can be compensated for damages.
Sefolosha was acquitted of all charges in October, and all charges against Antic were dropped in September.
The two NBA players are now seeking $75 million for false arrest, unlawful imprisonment, assault, battery, negligence, civil rights violations and malicious prosecution as well as being compensated for damages.
We hope they get every cent!
What the NYPD was criminal, they went after the men like they were the ones who stabbed Copeland. They were innocent!