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Thabo Sefolosha plans to sue the NYPD for $50 million for police-inflicted injuries

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The Hawks reserve is taking New York City to court.

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Thabo Sefolosha beat criminal charges in a New York court after sustaining a broken leg outside a Manhattan nightclub in April, and now he plans to sue the city and the eight cops who allegedly injured him. Sefolosha is seeking $50 million in damages stemming from the incident, according to the New York Post.

Sefolosha, a 31-year-old reserve for the Atlanta Hawks, asserts that the injuries he suffered were "permanent in nature and continuing into the future."

Sefolosha said the incident has left him "substantially disabled."

The injury caused Sefolosha to miss the entirety of the 2015 NBA Playoffs. He made his preseason debut for Atlanta on Oct. 14 and should be ready to go when the Hawks open up the season against the Detroit Pistons on Oct. 27.

Sefolosha was found not guilty on three charges earlier this month. Those charges were misdemeanor resisting arrest, obstructing government administration and disorderly conduct.

Read our own Tom Ziller on why Sefolosha needed to fight the charges.