The ex-wife of NBA basketball star Dwyane Wade is suing her former husband's attorney and the Dolton police, alleging they assaulted her and filed false charges against her.

The ex-wife of NBA basketball star Dwyane Wade is suing her former husband’s attorney and the Dolton police, alleging they assaulted her and filed false charges against her.

Siohvaughn Funches-Wade, who lost custody of the couple's two boys in 2011, contends in the federal lawsuit that Wade’s attorney James Pritikin and Dolton police “worked together in a common plan to cause false charges to be initiated against” Funches-Wade.

Funches-Wade was arrested on June 16, 2012 and charged with child abduction, unlawful visitation interference and resisting arrest. She claims she was “violently attacked” during the arrest at her home in South Holland and suffered a torn rotator cuff, according to the lawsuit.

All the charges but resisting arrest were dismissed, according to Cook County court records.

Func hes-Wade was arrested after she allegedly refused to return her children to Wade’s sister so they could visit their father in Florida, police said.

After the incident, Cook County judge ordered that Funches-Wade would have to go to Florida to visit the boys, rather than having them come to the Chicago area.

Pritikin, a Chicago-based attorney, and Dolton police officials were not available for comment Tuesday night.

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