Tentative agreement met after teenager sues Fresno police

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A trial was set for next month but on Wednesday, the attorney representing Wallace said his client reached a tentative deal of about $100,000.

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- A tentative agreement has reportedly been met after a teenager sued Fresno Police over unreasonable force.

A lawsuit on behalf of then 17-year-old London Wallace uncovered several body camera videos from a probation search at a party in January of 2019.

The situation escalated and investigators say Officer Christopher Martinez threw 7 punches at Wallace.

The Office of Independent Review found Martinez used unreasonable force.

A trial was set for next month but on Wednesday -- the attorney representing Wallace said his client reached a tentative deal of about $500,000.

The Fresno City Council still needs to sign off on the agreement.

Discussions were held in closed session last week.

EDITOR'S NOTE: We mistakenly put that the settlement was for $100,000 but was actually $500,000. We regret the error.