SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES. (JUNE 13, 2020) (VIA COTCHETT, PITRE AND MCCARTHY-SEE RESTRICTIONS ABOVE)
1. BODYCAM VIDEO OF SHOVING INCIDENT
2. ARENA FOOTAGE SHOWING THE ALTERCATION BETWEEN THE TWO MEN IN A WIDE SHOT
STORY: The Toronto Raptors President of basketball operations has filed a countersuit against San Francisco deputy Alan Strickland over an altercation the two had after the Raptors won game 6 of the 2019 NBA finals. The video appears to show the officer initiated the shoving incident.
The footage shows the deputy grabbing Masai Ujiri by his jacket and shoving him as Ujiri was attempting to show his team credential. Ujiri was trying to reach the Raptors on the Oracle Arena floor to celebrate the team's first NBA championship.The two men then exchanged words, and Ujiri held out his credential again. Strickland shoved Ujiri a second time, and Ujiri shoved Strickland back. After the two men were separated, Ujiri eventually was able to make it onto the court to celebrate with the rest of the Raptor team.
Strickland's suit, filed earlier this year, alleged that Ujiri assaulted him in the moments after Toronto's win and the altercation resulted in "emotional, psychological, physical, and nervous pain and suffering."
(Production: Peter Bullock)