Jury deliberating in trial of Atlanta Hawks’ Thabo Sefolosha
NEW YORK (AP) A jury is deliberating in the New York City trial of a professional basketball player charged with resisting arrest and other crimes.
The six-person panel on Thursday asked to see video of the April 8 confrontation between the Atlanta Hawks’ Thabo Sefolosha (tah-BOH’ sehf-ah-LOH’-shuh) and police officers.
The guard-forward has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor obstructing government administration, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest charges.
Prosecutors say he disobeyed their orders to clear the street after another NBA player was stabbed outside a trendy Manhattan nightclub.
But the Swiss national testified he was moving up the block and attempting to give a beggar money when he was grabbed by officers. He has said his leg was broken in the ensuing struggle, causing him to miss the playoffs.