Body cam shows altercation between a NJ cop and wife
Body camera footage reveals jamie that took place on the Wildwood Beach between New Jersey police officer and a woman.
The police in Wildwood, New Jersey on Wednesday released bodycamera footage of the violent and controversial arrest of a 20-year-old woman suspected of underage drinking.
Emily Weinman, of Philadelphia, was on the beach with her 18 month old daughter, friend and a friend on a Saturday, when she was approached by the police who was convinced that the drinking of alcohol.
In the images, Weinman takes a breathalyzer test and the officer says that he made her pour the alcohol out. But the situation escalates when Weinman refuses the officers of her last name. One officer is heard saying: he said that he was “done” with her and work with another agent to attempt the arrest of the woman.
She walks away, yelling profanities and telling the officers not to her handcuffs. “You’ll be dropped,” the officer responds.
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Weinman resisting arrest and if the officer continues to approach, they “forced slapped him in the trunk, Police chief Robert Regalbuto said — an action he claimed turned the officer’s body camera. It apparently was activated again as the two fought in the sand.
The officer punches the woman two times — as the voices in the background could be heard shouting “stop resisting” — for Weinman pointed in the direction of one of the agents.
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The officers involved in the incident were identified by the Wildwood Police Department as Patrolmen Thomas Cannon, John Hillman, and Robert Jordan.
Weinman’s arrest and the way the officers handled the situation are still under investigation. The incident drew national media attention after a bystander posted video of Weinman beaten on Twitter.
The police chief said NJ.com that the look of the video, he thinks that the officers “did a good job.”
“I think we can do a better job at trying to explain to her, but it didn’t seem like Mrs. Weinman wanted to hear what we had to say,” Regalbuto said. “They tried to tell us that it was good for her to possess alcohol, and that does not make any sense.”
Weinman’s lawyer, Stephen Close, said the bodycamera footage nothing changes, and “let the police overreacted and used excessive force.”
The officers involved have been assigned to the administration duty pending the outcome of the investigation.
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