Police Brutality: Thabo Sefolosha’s Broken Leg Earned Him $4,000,000

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Police Brutality: Thabo Sefolosha’s Broken Leg Earned Him $4,000,000


Two years ago, Thabo Sefolosha was involved in a strange incident outside a  New York City nightclub. Back then, he unrightfully was arrested and due to police brutality even got his leg broken. The incident caused him to miss the rest of the season.

Sefolosha later was acquitted of all charges, but told the media that he will sue the city of New York. This case was settled yesterday, awarding him $4 million.

New York City’s Law Department stated:


“This settlement is not a concession that Mr. Sefolosha was blameless in this matter and there was no admission of liability by the defendants. But in light of the gravity of his injuries, the potential impact on his career as a professional athlete and the challenge for a jury in sorting out the facts in this incident, the resolution of the case was in the best interests of the City.”


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