Officers in beach arrest won't face criminal charges

Officers in beach arrest won't face criminal charges

Officers in beach arrest won't face criminal charges

Cape May prosecutors will not press charges against the Wildwood police officers involved in a violent beach arrest shown in a widely shared online video. Ms. Weinman and her attorney are entitled to due process and they have not yet received the information that they will be entitled to as part of the legal process. I'm not a bad person, " Emily Weinman, 20, of Philadelphia, told "CBS This Morning" as she reiterated her story about what happened on the Wildwood beach on the Saturday of the Memorial Day weekend.

"One situation doesn't define a person..."

On May 28, a disturbing video of a woman being repeatedly punched in the head by a police officer on a beach went viral.

Weinman can be heard telling the officer to "get the f-- off", prompting him to respond, "That's it", and he begins hitting her.

She said Wednesday morning that her neck and back have hurt since the incident, but stated the whole ordeal is more emotionally exhausting than anything else. Police say she became belligerent after officers asked her to submit to a Breathalyzer test.

Cops approached her after she was seen with a beer bottle she said was her aunt's.

But Weinman refused to give the officer her name. She says something in her gut told her to not give them her name, and she had cooperated with them until that point so she felt she was in her rights to not provide her name.


Authorities have blamed Weinman for escalating the situation and have accused her of kicking one of the officers in the groin, but police bodycam footage released last week failed to show the kick.

An investigation by the Cape May Prosecutor's office has deemed that the actions of the arresting officers did not meet the evidentiary standards to warrant criminal charges.

The footage also shows her spitting at the police officers, though on Good Morning America Emily claimed this was just a misunderstanding: she wasn't spitting at the police officers, she was simply empty her mouth of sand, since the officer had slammed her head to the sand.

She appears to push the officer near where his body camera is attached to his uniform.

Weinman has a court hearing scheduled June 15 on the charges. "Kind of upset. The things people say about me".

"Alright, you're about to get dropped", the officer responded. Weinman then is seen spitting toward the officers. In statement, Sutherland said, "As County Prosecutor, I recognize that the video footage has raised a lot of questions regarding the officers' actions". Following our interview with Weinman and her attorney, we reached out to the Wildwood police chief and the city's mayor for comment.

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