Isaac Walton rose out of bed on Aug. 15 at the Ocean
Inn Motel on Seawall Boulevard feeling relaxed. It had been more than
eight months since he received a harrowing diagnosis of acute myeloid
leukemia but Walton’s relentless positivity kept his spirits high. It
was the day before his middle daughter’s sixth birthday — an occasion
more than worthy of a family trip to Galveston — and he was determined
to start the day off right.
the peaceful summer morning ended with the 32-year-old bloodied and
bruised, dropped off at the emergency room by the same Galveston police
officers he says assaulted him without cause.