Last year, NBA player Thabo Sefolosha was acquitted of all charges filed against him by the NYPD stemming from an altercation inside a New York City nightclub. His arrest was so violent that he actually fractured his leg--a devastating injury for a professional athlete. Now Sefolosha, a victim of a false arrest in New York City and excessive force is suing 5 of the officers involved in the false arrest.
Even as the New York City police commissioner and the Mayor's Office attempt to clean up the tarnished reputation of the NYPD, more and more cases of false arrest in New York are coming to light that show just how unfair individual police officers can be. Most recently Cipriana Quann, a model and the co-founder of the popular fashion blog Urban Bush, has filed suit against the NYPD claiming that she was placed under arrest for allegedly impeding an arrest in progress.