Police release body cam video of woman's arrest at New Jersey beach


Police released body camera video footage showing the violent arrest of a Philadelphia woman accused of underage drinking in Wildwood, New Jersey, over the memorial day weekend.

An attorney for 20-year-old Emily Weinman tells Philly.com the charges against her are exaggerated.

Weinman walks away to call her aunt and comes back again, refusing to provide officers with her name. "Once the officer says "you're under arrest", he has to continue with that arrest".

The second video begins with Weinman telling the officer it's not illegal to carry a closed container of alcohol.

"Look I don't care who you are and what you are, the worst people (to try to subdue) are women", he said. A lawyer tells us if she could actually face jail time for her run in with authorities, who were taped tackling her to the sand and punching her.

"This matter is still under investigation, however, in an effort to insure transparency with the public we serve, it was imperative that this video be released as soon as feasibly possible", the statement said. As the officer approaches Weinman, she repeatedly yells "don't touch me".

Weinman was arrested on Saturday and charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, aggravated assault by spitting bodily fluids at/on a police officer, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, obstruction and minor in possession of alcohol.

Videos released do not clearly capture a moment Weinman kicked any of the officers, though the officers said in a group discussion afterward that she "tried to kick" the arresting officer and successfully kicked another.

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"Officers have to use only the modicum of force necessary to effect a lawful arrest".

Wildwood Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr. said on Tuesday that the officer "did what he had to do", according to the newspaper.

I go to stop her for. underage drinking.

"My daughter is right here seeing this", she said. You can see Weinman and the officer collide, knocking off the body camera.

The officers have been reassigned to administrative duty during the investigation. The officers involved in Weinman's arrest have been identified as patrolmen Thomas Cannon, John Hillman, and Robert Jordan.

Wildwood officials say the mother assaulted the officers first, with one officer claiming she kicked him. "If she prevails in this then she certainly could pursue a civil action for any physical/emotional/injuries".

A court date was set for June 6, though Dicht said it will probably be rescheduled for an unknown date.