WILDWOOD, N. J. – a Philadelphia woman seen on video being struck in the head by a police officer on a New Jersey beach to say that they don’t spit on the officers for the twist.
A lawyer for the 20-year-old Emily tells Weinman Philly.com the charges against her are exaggerated. Weinman says she was spitting sand out of her mouth after being struck on the ground.
She’s facing two counts of serious assault police, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
The video, filmed by another beachgoer Saturday, shows two officers trying to subdue Weinman and an officer slaps her in the head. The officers are assigned to administrative duty.
Wildwood Mayor Ernie Troiano says the body camera footage shows the woman, spitting on officers and kicking one in the groin.