Donovan Mitchell Says Mother Racially Profiled at Her Apartment

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistJune 23, 2018

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings Saturday, March 3, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. The Jazz won 98-91. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
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Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell's mother was allegedly the victim of racial profiling at her apartment complex. 

Mitchell posted on Twitter Saturday that his mother was dumping her garbage when someone began yelling at her about being on private property:

Racial profiling has been a hot topic in NBA circles, especially after video of Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown's January arrest became public. 

Officers at the scene of Brown's arrest were seen standing on his ankle, and one appeared to celebrate receiving overtime pay. 

Brown filed a lawsuit against the Milwaukee Police Department for excessive force during the arrest, which included the deployment of a stun gun, and racial profiling

In 2015, then-Atlanta Hawks player Thabo Sefolosha had his leg broken by police outside of a nightclub in New YorkA police report alleged he was resisting arrest for interfering with efforts to set up a crime scene after Indiana Pacers forward Chris Copeland had been stabbed. 

Sefolosha settled his cased against the New York Police Department in April 2017 and donated a portion of his $4 million payment to an Atlanta-based charity. 

 

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