Lawyers representing Alameda County Deputy Mayors are suing Toronto Raptors President Masai Ujiri for assault after the sixth game of the 2019 NBA Finals, accusing the Executive of using race as a factor.
According to th Daniel Kaplan is an Athletic playerRepresentative Alan Strickland wrote in a lawsuit Tuesday that Ogiri had not shown his credentials prior to the brawl, and that the NBA wanted security to be more vigilant.
As part of the anti-nodular suit, Body camera shots The incident was released which appeared to support the CEO’s claim that Strickland had pushed him twice even though Ogiri flashed what appeared to be a card attached to his body.
“The body camera video produced by the prosecutor on July 17, 2020, did not reveal any new information for the defendants,” Strickland wrote in The Athletic.
“In fact, the defendants made this suggestion to take advantage of the now prevalent prejudices against law enforcement and the falsely allegation of racial hostility and bias is the reason for the behavior of plaintiff Alan Strickland in the history of the incident.”
Mayor John Tory spoke about the allegations, and told the media today that the footage speaks for itself.
Torey commented, “If they have a lot of evidence indicating that all of these things never happened in the way that the video says they happened, they should provide that evidence now.”
“Meanwhile, I think the video we’ve all seen speaks for itself, and I would say, as the residents of Torrenton know very well, the Masai Ujiri character speaks for itself.”
Ujiri was released Permit Just under two weeks ago, he said, “The video unfortunately shows just how horrible a law enforcement officer was treated last year with my team, the Toronto Raptors, who won their first World Championships.
“It was an exhilarating moment of achievement for our organization, for our players, for our city, for our country, and for me personally, given my long professional journey in the NBA. However, unfortunately, I was reminded at that moment that despite all my hard work and success, there are some People, including those who are supposed to protect us, who will always see me and just something not worth respectful participation.
“There is one indisputable reason why this is the case – because I am black.”
Ogiri’s counter-lawsuit came several months after Strickland sued him for medical expenses, lost wages and other costs, claiming that he had suffered severe injuries that resulted in “great mental, physical, emotional and psychological pain and suffering.”
In February, Strickland filed a lawsuit in court alleging that Ogiri attacked him and did not show his credentials, leading to the now viral standoff.