Police Allegedly Beat Black UVA Student Over Fake ID
So his infraction was serious enough to take him down and arrest him with such force that he needed 10 stitches but not serious enough to actually charge him with the infraction. Seems completely reasonable.
Although Johnson’s encounter with police apparently started over concerns about his ID, he wasn’t actually charged with any ID-related crime. According to the Cavalier Daily, he was charged with resisting arrest, obstructing justice without threats of force, and profane swearing or intoxication in public. He was released a few hours after the arrest.