California Teen Sues After Video Shows Officer Punching Him

Nicole Rojas
Aug 26, 2019 - 3:01
California Teen Sues After Video Shows Officer Punching Him

A California teenager is suing the Fresno Police Department after he was brutally and repeatedly punched by a police officer during what authorities referred to as a “gang related” operation. The incident involving 17-year-old London Wallace was caught on body cameras worn by Fresno Police officers.

Wallace was celebrating a relative’s birthday on January 23 when a group of police officers arrived to conduct a probation search, the lawsuit said. Body-camera footage released by Wallace’s attorney Nolan Kane show two officers holding Wallace’s arms over his head as he is patted down.

The two officers released him and gestured for him to sit on the floor in the landing outside of the apartment, the...

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