New Jersey police release video of violent beach arrest

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The original video on social media showed a police officer punching Weinman and pinning her down on the sand. He said he was appalled by the number of people who had posted that Weinman "got what she deserved".

The chain of events would lead to an incident captured on a separate bystander video: An officer on top of Weinman, punching her at least twice. "I told them I wasn't drinking and the alcohol was clearly closed/sealed, which the cops seen", she wrote on Facebook.

She said she admitted to having alcohol and claims to have passed a breathalyzer test.

The footage then shows Weinman backing away from the officer, before he tosses her to the ground by her hair.

She is facing two counts of aggravated assault on a police officer, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

The officers have been reassigned to administrative duty during the investigation. Wildwood police said the delay in releasing the video was due to hiding the identities of others on the beach not involved in the incident.

"I see him taking two shots at her and right away you go, 'Oh my god, '" said Troiano.

New Jersey's Wildwood Police department released bodycam footage on May 30, showing the dramatic arrest of a woman on a beach during Memorial Day weekend.

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According to the post, an officer followed her after the encounter. She tells police that beverages near her are unopened but an officer replies that it constitutes "open display on the beach". "At that point I blacked out and fought any way possible trying to get up and push him off me".

When the woman refuses to give her last name, the officer loses his patience. "If they were going to cite her, they should have said 'we're issuing you a citation for whatever, this is why they need your name.' But they never said that", Dicht told WPVI.

Now that seen the footage has been released, the attorney for Emily Weinman says it's clear the officers used excessive force, while the mayor of Wildwood believes his officers acted appropriately in what became an intense situation.

"I worked as a doorman, a bouncer", said Troiano, who told Philly.com that his father owned a nightclub. "I was partly wrong in a way but I was scared".

One officer is heard to say, "You're about to get dropped", before the physical altercation occurs.

Weinman's lawyer, Stephen Dicht, said after viewing the body cam videos, "I don't think it puts the police in a good light".

"You have a young lady who was out of control".

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