The Police Beat the Woman and Then She Was Arrested in New Jersey
NEW JERSEY - MAY 30, 2018
A New Jersey officer brutally beat a woman in the head during an arrest on Memorial Day weekend.
According to witnesses, the incident started when two officers approached the woman, Emily Weinman, 20, and asked for her age because there was alcohol being served nearby. One of the officers then added that he was going to arrest her despite her telling them that she was at the beach with her young daughter and not drinking alcohol.
“I was gonna let you go but now I’ll write you up and arrest after” the cop said.
The officer then started coming towards her to put her in handcuffs. The young woman cautiously backed up from him then tripped and fell. The officer then tackled her to the ground and began violently smashing her head, repeatedly, into the sand.
Within moments, the woman blacked out and then attempted to push the officer off her. The officer then started to beat and strangle her.
Witnesses made a 50-second video of this incident. They are heard standing around recording the incident on their phones, as a baby is crying in the background. That baby is Weinman's 18-month-old daughter.
'Stop resisting!' one of the officers shouted on video before the other is seen hitting her twice in the head before body slamming her on her back.
“I was not resisting. I didn't do anything wrong,” said Weinman herself to police after.
She posted the incident on Facebook with a lengthy description of what happened.
Weinman admitted that she should've just given the officer her name to avoid the incident, but 'the whole situation was iffy and I didn’t trust it' she said.
She also said that she is underage, but she hadn't been drinking. She said she shared the video because the 'situation was handled wrongly and blew out of proportion'.
According to police the officers in the video are from the Wildwood Police Department.
Also, they added that Weinman was arrested after she spat at one of the officers, and assaulted them by kicking one of the officers in the groin before attempting to running away, which the video does not show.
Wildwood Police are conducting an internal investigation. Weinman was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer.