From Miami New Times:
Tremaine McMillian, the 14-year-old boy who was forced the ground and head-locked by Miami-Dade police because, among other things, they claimed he was giving them “dehumanizing stares,” had his day in court this morning.
McMillian was also facing two unrelated charges, but all charges have been dropped on the condition that he successfully completes a juvenile diversion program.
McMillian also faced another charge of strong arm robbery for pushing another child off of his bike and taking it, a charge of burglary of a structure for allegedly entering a fenced-in yard and taking a puppy, and a charge resisting arrest without violence for the incident at Haulover Park in May. (There’s no confirmation that the puppy he was carrying during the Haulover charges is the same one he’s alleged to have taken.)
McMillian entered a plea deal today. For the next two years he’ll be on probation and must complete the Empowered Youth Program. He’ll have to attend meetings two to three times a week at the Tacolcy Center in Liberty City, and officials claims the program has a history of success in steering young boys away from further involvement in the criminal justice system.
If McMillian successfully completes the program, sticks to the terms of his probation and avoids any other charges during the next two years then all charges will be officially dropped and removed from his record.