Thabo Sefolosha made it official on Monday when he announced his intentions to sue the New York Police Department in an interview with ESPN's Hannah Storm. Sefolosha is seeking $50 million in damages citing that he has still not fully recovered from the injuries he suffered in last April's arrest. He missed the remainder of the 2015 season with a broken fibula, but also suffered ligament damage in the leg.
"There's a lot of unknown about how this will affect me two years from now, five years from now, 10 years from now," Sefolosha said. "Also because I think it's the right approach to put lights in a situation like this and to ... fight back in a legal way and in a way that can empower, hopefully, more people."
Sefolosha was cleared of any wrongdoing in the incident by a New York Jury in early October. He rejected a plea agreement that would have resulted in one day of community service. Sefolosha maintained his innocence in the case and sought a trial where he was found not guilty of three misdemeanor charges.