Here's some more info. Apparently Mcmillian was either wrestling or fighting someone else when the officers approached him according to a cbs news report. That was what initially caught the officer's attention. Still think they used unnecessary force on a kid. Hopefully the judge will dismiss the case.
Miami-Dade Police Detective Alvaro Zabaleta told D’Oench it was just
after 11:00 am on Memorial Day on Haulover Beach when officers saw
McMillian slamming another teenager on to the sand.
“They told him that behavior was unacceptable,” said Zabaleta. “He
walked away and officers followed him. They asked where his parents
were. He said he was not going to take them to them. When he started to
leave the beach area, officers had to get off their ATVs to detain him. He had closed arms, clenched fists and pulled his arm away.”
“Once he was approaching the road, the officers restrained him. Again
his body language was that he was stiffening up and pulling away,” said
Zabaleta. “Now you’re resisting officers at that point and when the
hands are swinging and you are resisting officers, at that point you
have to be taken into custody.”
McMillian was charged with resisting arrest with violence, a felony,
and disorderly conduct. Miami-Dade Police said he had been arrested once
before for robbery.
At the Juvenile Justice Center, an Assistant Public Defender entered a
plea of not guilty for McMillian. He also asked that the state
reconsider the charges against McMillian.
But Judge Maria DeJesus Santoveria declined to do that and said McMillian’s trial would start at 9 a.m. on July 16th.