New body cam video released in Memorial Day beach arrest

New body cam video released in Memorial Day beach arrest

New body cam video released in Memorial Day beach arrest

A police investigation is underway in New Jersey after a disturbing video of an officer punching a woman on the beach went viral. "[The] cops smashed my head into the ground when he tackled me and I spit the sand out of my mouth", 20-year-old Emily Weinman said in a Facebook message to an Inquirer and Daily News reporter Monday.

The newly-released 9-minute clip begins with cops administering a breathalyzer to Weinman, which she appears to pass.

When Weinman refused to give police her surname she walked away from them.

Wildwood Police Department has placed the officers involved on administrative duties and started an investigation.

Police released three body camera footage videos of the incident.

"Thats when he headlocked me by his arm around my neck, punched on me in my head and then he headlocked me again but this time choking me, I was gasping for air", she said. She then rolls over onto her back and appears to spit at one of the officers. We're curious if this body cam video changes anything. She is also seen spitting at one of the officers as he attempts to handcuff her.


Onlookers' videos of the dispute circulated on social media - and sparked outrage - before police officials released the officer's body camera footage on Wednesday.

According to the post, an officer followed her after the encounter. The two wrestle on the ground, as she repeatedly shouts "get the fuck off me" and "I didn't do anything". In the video you can hear her telling the police that not only was she not drinking, (confirmed by the breathalyzer) but the containers were unopened.

"My daughter is right here seeing this", she said. "At that point I blacked out and fought any way possible trying to get up and push him off me".

He also expressed frustration at the amount of underage drinking, saying no one is allowed to drink in public or on the beach in Wildwood unless they are attending an event that has received a permit to allow drinking. "I didn't do anything wrong".

"It's just a shame that all she had to do was comply", Troiano said. Two cops approach me on a their four wheelers and ask me and my friend how old we are, we gave them our ages. "Once the officer says "you're under arrest", he has to continue with that arrest".

Weinman's attorney, Stephen Dicht, said the officers had no justification for using that much force. Troiano told Philly.com Tuesday that they were Class II officers hired for the summer season.

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