Officer punches woman in New Jersey beach arrest video

Officer punches woman in New Jersey beach arrest video

After the officer instructs her to "do it one more time", Weinman says to someone off camera, "Mind your business". After a bystander tells the officer to refrain from throwing blows, Weinman yells out, "you're not allowed to beat me like that".

The videos are being examined as part of an investigation into Sunday's arrest of 20-year-old Emily Weinman of Philadelphia.

In the footage, Ms Weinman takes a breath test and claims that she hadn't consumed any alcohol. "The officers were on top of her on the ground and that's when I just decided - there's so much going on everywhere - why not, just in case [record the incident]".

Weinman is facing several charges including aggravated assault on a police officer, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. The three officers involved in the altercation have been reassigned to administrative duty, pending the investigation.

That nine-minute clip, released late Wednesday, shows the officer's perspective during the confrontation-which garnered national attention after a video shared on Twitter showed cops repeatedly punching and choking the young woman. "She passed a Breathalyzer, she wasn't drinking, and you know, they just wouldn't let it go".

Troiano told Philly.com that Weinman "chose to attack the officer, spit on the officer".

Police said gaps in the footage were a result of the officer switching his bodycam on and off during the incident and also because Wienman struck the officer in the torso, causing the camera to shut off.

Wildwood Mayor Ernie Troiano says the body camera footage will show the woman spitting at the officers and kicking one in the groin.

According to the post, an officer followed her after the encounter. The struggle ensues, with her limbs flailing and her cursing at the officers as one gets her in a chokehold and punches her hard at least twice to her head. "I didn't take a drink of anything", she can be heard saying in the video. Her attorney Stephen Dicht, called the mayor's comments "irresponsible", and said police were exaggerating the charges. "Again, until I interview the officer, I won't have that answer if that's what he was trying to do. I didn't do anything wrong".

"He says it's an overreaction to the situation and an excessive use of force".

She backs away after he tells another officer to handcuff her and he responds by telling her: "You're about to get dropped". "I didn't disrespect you", Weinman says. She went on to add that she was "partly wrong in a way" for not giving the officer her name, but that she didn't comply out of fear, NBC Philadelphia reported. "I tried grabbing her".

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