Woman punched by cop on N.J. beach speaks out

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The new footage shows bystanders aghast at the officer's punching Weinman, with one holding a child but attempting to intervene over screams of "Whoa!" and Weinman screaming, saying she is being choked. Wildwood police said on its Facebook page that 20-year-old Emily Weinman of Philadelphia faces multiple charges, including assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest.

After Weinman is put into a police vehicle, an officer recounts the arrest to other officers at the scene, including her refusal to identify herself.

The video starts with the officers asking 20-year-old Weinman to take a breathalyzer test.

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.

The Wildwood Police officers were confident that the encounter would end without incident as Emily Weinman walked away, toward the shoreline.

The Class II officers who were hired for the summer season were reassigned to desk duty pending an internal investigation, according to Philly.com.

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The body camera footage shows an officer as he confronts and argues with Ms Weinman over the discovery of alcoholic iced tea drinks in her possession. The officer goes after Weinman, who backed away from him.

Joining "Good Day Philadelphia" on Thursday morning to discuss the new body cam footage and what it shows were attorney Shaka Johnson and FOX 29 legal analyst Ken Rothweiler. I'd like to see that perspective to see if it was really her trying to shove the cop or her arms simply going up in a surprised defensive way and him running into those arms. She insults the officers and tells them they're wasting their time. "I asked them don't they have something better to do as cops than to stop people for underage drinking on the beach", she wrote. Here it seems that two large male officers may have used excessive force on a younger woman to effectuate the arrest. "At that point, the police officer did what he had to do", Troiano said.

The officers decide to cite her anyway and ask for her name, which she refuses to give. "Once the officer says "you're under arrest", he has to continue with that arrest".

The mayor says the body cam video confirms his officers did the right thing under intense pressure.

"She assaults them, she spits at them, she kicks them. I wasn't there. I don't know". "I didn't do anything wrong". After an officer asks for her last name, she becomes angry, telling him, "I didn't do anything to get written up, did I?"

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