WILDWOOD, N. J. – Police in New Jersey beach town have released body camera footage shows the violent arrest of a Philadelphia woman accused of underage drinking over the Memorial Day weekend.
A bystander video posted online in which a Wildwood police officer punching Emily Weinman in the head during the Saturday arrest. The 20-year-old woman is facing several charges, including aggravated assault to the police.
The body camera footage released on Wednesday shows an officer as he confronts and argues with Weinman about the discovery of alcoholic iced tea drinks in her possession. Wildwood officials say the videos show Weinman attacking the officers first.
The police have identified the officers involved as Thomas Cannon, John Hillman, and Robert Jordan.
Weinman’s lawyer say that the videos show the police overreacted.