In what looks like a scene out of 1930s Germany, over a dozen Fresno police department cops are seen on body camera footage raiding an apartment complex in July. They demand everyone get out of their homes and sit on the floor, treating everyone like criminals as they allegedly searched the apartment for gang members. Wallace has no ties to gangs and has never received so much as a traffic ticket.
"Attention, apartment 204, this is the Fresno Police Department. If you're inside make your presence known," and officer can be heard yelling over a bullhorn.
At this point, Wallace — who hadn't done anything wrong — was being frisked and told to sit down. As he backs up and tries to comply with the officer's order, he apparently didn't move fast enough for the tyrant cop who then shoved him.
Wallace pulled back his arm when the cop shoved him once more, which made the officer snap.
Officer Christopher Martinez then started punching Wallace in the face, over and over. As the video shows, Wallace is pleading with the officers to stop hitting him as he is not resisting and simply trying to cover his face from the punches.
As the officers pile their weight on top of Wallace, the teen cannot get off of his own arm. He tries telling the cops this, but they do not listen and instead respond with more blows to the face. Once Wallace is handcuffed, he is left crying, bleeding from his mouth, nose, and forehead.
Martinez would go on to justify this abuse and subsequent beat down by writing in his report that he thought Wallace was going to try to run away.
He would then charge Wallace with resisting arrest. Case closed.