17-year-old London Wallace filed a lawsuit against Fresno PD, using body cam video of an officer punching him several times on Jan. 23 as evidence. (ABC30)
As a police officer patted him down, 17-year-old London Wallace stood with his arms behind his head. When another officer pointed and ordered him to sit, the teen walked in that direction.
It was then that Fresno, Calif., police officer Christopher Martinez grabbed Wallace’s arm, punched him several times in the face and wrestled him to the ground. In reports written after the incident, Martinez accused Wallace of resisting arrest and fighting back. The punches, he wrote, were necessary to restrain him.