FRESNO, California – For the first time, the teenager who is suing the Fresno Police Department over excessive force he allegedly suffered at the hands of a Fresno Police officer is breaking his silence.
Seventeen-year-old London Wallace met up with NBA Star and Valley native Quincy Pondexter for a day at the mall.
Pondexter wanted to meet Wallace after he saw this video that has now made national headlines.
It’s the incident that happened back in January, where officer Christopher Martinez is seen throwing punches to Wallace’s face.
Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer admitting this week the video is disturbing and an investigation is pending.
Meantime, Wallace says he has watched the video countless times and wishes he could forget that day ever happened.
“To be honest, there is still the same video going around, and you can never change what happened,” he says.
“I admire him, I admire what he’s gone through, and to be tough and resilient through that experience is really, really special and I don’t think I could have handled myself like that at 17,” says Quincy Pondexter, San Antonio Spurs forward.
Pondexter says he will continue to be part of Wallace’s life.