Wildwood mayor Ernie Troiano Jr. told the Inquirer that Weinman insulted the officers and spit on them; Weinman had denied those claims and insisted that she was attempting to get sand out of her mouth after the officers put her on the ground. You can see Weinman place a call to her aunt who is of age, who she said brought the alcohol. In fact, at the 5:20 mark of this video you'll hear the officer with the body cam describe the incident to his superior and never once mention that she shoved him in the chest.
"They asked her to give a breathalyzer; she did it not once, but twice", Dicht said.
The 20-year-old woman now faces several charges, including aggravated assault on a police officer. They have been reassigned to desk duty pending the outcome of an investigation.
Police released three body camera footage videos of the incident. "She passed a Breathalyzer, she wasn't drinking, and you know, they just wouldn't let it go".
The series of three videos, seen here edited into one video by 6ABC, begins with the officers administering a breath-alcohol test to Emily Weinman and an unidentified friend on May 26th. There would be no ticket that day, he decided, and shut the body camera off, the police would later say.
"That's it", the officer says and begins to punch her multiple times in the head.
"You're not allowed to beat me like that!" she yells. Here it seems that two large male officers may have used excessive force on a younger woman to effectuate the arrest.
She said she had gone to the beach with the father of her child and was approached by officers about a bottle of alcohol she had with her.
"She wouldn't give me her last name", the officer said. She refuses repeated requests to give her name and walks away from an officer. "I was partly wrong in a way but I was scared". "I tried grabbing her". If they were going to cite her, they should have said, 'We're issuing you a citation for whatever.' This is why they need your name.
She backs away after he tells another officer to handcuff her and he responds by telling her: "You're about to get dropped". Her attorney says they will fight these charges.
But Weinman's lawyer say the videos show police overreacted. Troiano told Philly.com Tuesday that they were Class II officers hired for the summer season.