Hawks guard Thabo Sefolosha and former teammate Pero Antic are filing civil suits against the NYPD over the April 2015 incident outside New York nightclub 1 Oak, ESPN’s Kevin Arnovitz reports.
Antic has reportedly filed already, and Sefolosha will formally do so later this week.
Sefolosha, 31, was cleared of misdemeanor charges back in October for resisting arrest and obstructing the administration of government.
The charges stemmed from a scuffle with New York police officers outside the Manhattan nightspot on April 8, 2015. Then-Pacers forward Chris Copeland was also present at the club, and was stabbed outside near where Sefolosha was standing. Sefolosha blamed the police for a broken fibula and ankle ligament damage, which prevented him from playing in the playoffs, and claimed he was the victim of racial profiling.
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Antic was outside with Sefolosha, who later told prosecutors they were planning to leave and take an Uber ride back to the team hotel. The former is now a member of Turkish club Fenerbahce.
SI’s Michael McCann broke down the case in October.