Body camera footage released by the Wildwood Police Department in New Jersey shows more details about the controversial arrest of a woman on the beach for underage drinking.
An attorney for 20-year-old Emily Weinman, of Philadelphia, told Philly.com the charges against Weinman are exaggerated.
One officer is heard to say, "You're about to get dropped", before the physical altercation occurs.
Weinman yells that she can't breathe and that she's being choked while she continues to struggle.
"Get off of me, don't pull my hair, what are you doing?" A lawyer tells us if she could actually face jail time for her run in with authorities, who were taped tackling her to the sand and punching her. But the situation escalates when Weinman refuses to give the officers her last name.
The officer punches the women as she resists. Robert Jordan. Wildwood police have since released a statement: This matter is still under investigation, however, in an effort to insure transparency with the public we serve, it was imperative that this video be released as soon as feasibly possible.
"You thought we were drinking so now you're mad because your Breathalyzer came up negative", Weinman told the two cops as they attempted to write her a ticket.
Weinman's arrest and the way the officers handled the situation remains under investigation.
"You're not allowed to beat me like that", she cries, then spits in the direction of the arresting officer.
Weinman, who was at the beach with her 18-month-old child and her boyfriend, was accused of having alcoholic iced tea in her possession.
On Tuesday, Wildwood Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr.'s comments alluded to Weinman spiting at the officers before the arrest, provoking them: "She assaults them, she spits at them, she kicks them". Emily Weinman said the police then asked her for her ID.
You see her collide with the officer-knocking off the body camera-according to investigators. However, aggravated assault on a police officer is often times reduced in plea bargains to simple assault.
"The number of people who think she got what she deserved is appalling", Dicht said.
The officers involved in Weinman's arrest have been reassigned to administrative duties pending the outcome of a "full and thorough" investigation, police said.
But Wildwood police, reeling under accusations of brutality and excessive force in an incident police Chief Robert Regalbuto initially called "alarming", released three body camera videos Wednesday.
The video filmed by another beachgoer Saturday shows two officers trying to subdue Weinman and one officer hitting her in the head.
"From what I see on the video and only on the video, from not even talking to the officers, I think they did a decent job", Regalbuto said. "What they did to her was just an overreaction", Dicht said.