According to Wildwood cops, Ms Weinman has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault on a police officer, aggravated assault by spitting bodily fluids at/on a police officer, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, obstruction and minor in possession of alcohol. In the video, a young woman is seen being wrestled into submission by two officers, one of whom appears to be punching her in the head repeatedly.
Wildwood police chief Robert Regalburto described the video as "alarming" but said that people shouldn't "rush to any judgement" before the facts were established.
Video of the arrest Saturday went viral showing a Wildwood Police officer punching Emily Weinman of Philadelphia twice - once in the head and once in the neck - and putting her in a chokehold.
The Wildwood Police Department released a statement Sunday about the incident and said Weinman would be receiving multiple charges.
Weinman acknowledged that she was "partly wrong" for not giving the officer her details ― "but I was scared", she wrote. "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]".
Troiano declined to comment on the use of force, saying he didn't know the whole story, but added: "We don't like to see anyone get hit, period".
In her Facebook post, Weinman conceded that she should have complied with the officer's request, but did not out of fear.Читайте также: Eight reasons to explain the ride of Chris Froome's life
"I tripped and fell and the cop tackled me to the ground and smashed my head into the sand", she continued. Weinman was also there with her daughter, and her daughter's father. Watch the incident in the video above (trigger warning: it's pretty graphic).
Weinman claims she cooperated with their requests at first, but refused to give them her name when they asked for it to give her a citation. In a detailed post, Weinman explained that she was on the beach with her partner, her 18-month-old baby, and a friend when police approached them.
The officers involved have been placed on administrative duty pending the results of an internal affairs investigation. According to police, the woman kicked the officer in the groin before the cellphone video started recording, then you see the physical effort to arrest her. Eyewitness News spoke with Alexis Hewitt, 19, who was about ten feet from the commotion. The Cape May County Prosecutor's Office, Professional Standards Unit will also be assisting in this investigation.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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