When NYPD officer Michael Birch was summoned into a performance evaluation meeting with his commanding officer and a lieutenant one day in August 2012, he was expecting to hear more of what he’d heard in the past about the way he did his job: that he wasn’t generating enough “activity.” As an officer in the transit…
Atlanta Hawks wingman Thabo Sefolosha made news on April 18 when he was arrested along with his teammate Pero Antic at 1 Oak, a nightclub in New York, and charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, and obstruction of governmental administration.
NBA player Thabo Sefolosha, who had his leg broken during a scuffle with NYPD officers in April, was found not guilty on charges of resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, and obstruction of governmental administration.
An independent investigation by the Civilian Complaint Review Board determined that the NYPD used excessive force when officers wrongly arrested former tennis player James Blake in September while conducting a credit card fraud sting.
The NYPD has released video of officer James Frascatore taking down former pro tennis player James Blake outside of a Manhattan hotel on Wednesday. It shows Blake leaning against the hotel when Frascatore throws him to the ground. Blake didn’t appear to flee or even move as Frascatore approached him.
NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton has personally apologized to James Blake after an officer tackled and roughed up the former tennis pro outside his Manhattan hotel Wednesday, but more details are leaking about the identity theft sting that nabbed the wrong black guy, and it looks like a clusterfuck.
Atlanta Hawks swingman Thabo Sefolosha hasn’t revealed much since he broke his leg while the NYPD arrested him, and today’s statement released through the team doesn’t go into much detail, but he did publicly hold the police responsible for the injury he suffered.
We’ll probably never know exactly why NYPD officers felt it necessary to arrest Hawks guard Thabo Sefolosha outside of 1 Oak early Wednesday morning—the cops claim that they arrested Sefolosha after telling him six times to leave the scene of Pacers forward Chris Copeland’s stabbing—but we do know that Sefolosha was…
Today's annual charity hockey game between the FDNY and NYPD devolved into a full-out brawl at Nassau Coliseum with the score tied at three. Cops and firefighters were beating the crap out of each other.
One skull on the helmet? Nah, don't be stingy. FIVE skulls, man.