Tremaine was on the beach when approached by police. According to news reports, when the police approached Tremaine McMillian "they realized there was no sort of altercation or fight going on, but they continued to ask McMillian where his parents were." He turned to show the officers where his mother was and the officers jumped off their ATV, chased him, grabbed him and held him to the ground. Tremaine and his mother state he was holding a puppy at the time and the puppy was injured when the police pounced on him. Police state Tremaine was "combative" and said "Man, don't touch me like I did something." Tremaine is being charged with "resisting arrest with violence." You can read the news account here: http://www.wsvn.com/news/articles/local/21010747256984/family-accuse-police-of-brutality-during-teen-s-arrest/
There was no reason to arrest Tremaine McMillian in the first place and the police overreacted. Now Tremaine has a July 16 court date and is being represented by a public defender.
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