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.
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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.