A California police officer has filed a civil lawsuit against Toronto Raptors president of basketball operations Masai Ujiri for assault during an incident after the deciding game of the NBA Finals in Oakland in June.
According to ESPN, Officer Alan Strickland filed a federal lawsuit Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California seeking financial damages for an alleged assault in which Ujiri is accused of shoving him and striking him in the face.
The lawsuit alleges that Strickland "suffered injury to his body, health, strength, activity and person, all of which have caused and continue to cause Plaintiff great mental, emotional, psychological, physical, and nervous pain and suffering."
Alameda County Sheriff Greg Ahern initially requested Ujiri be charged with battery of a peace officer after the incident took place, claiming Ujiri struck Strickland's jaw and shoulder. Eventually, however, the Alameda County District Attorney's Office declined to press any charges.