BODYCAM: Police & Witnesses After Beach Arrest

Video of the arrest went viral; here's what officers told witnesses afterward

By Calibre Press  |   Jun 27, 2018


A New Jersey police officer will not face charges for punching a woman in the headduring a controversial arrest caught on video. Widely-shared cellphone footage shows one officer pinning down 20-year-old Emily Weinman of Philadelphia, as another hits her several times.

“They think that because they are cops they can get away with it. And that’s not the case. That’s not right at all,” Weinman told CBS News correspondent David Begnaud, speaking publicly for the first time on TV about the incident.

The Cape May County prosecutor’s office said there is not enough evidence to warrant criminal charges against the officer. But Weinman faces several charges including assault.

Weinman does have a prior criminal history. She’s currently on probation for misdemeanors in another jurisdiction. She admitted she’s not perfect, but said her reaction in this case was only human.

“In my eyes, I’m not a criminal. I’m not a bad person,” Weinman said.

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