NJ officer seen punching woman in the head during arrest at popular beach; police investigate

Officers involved in a violent disaster with a 20-year-old woman suspected associated with underage drinking at a New Jersey seaside — an incident caught upon video — were “ reassigned to administrative duty pending the end result of a full and thorough analysis, ” officials said Sunday.

Video clip of the arrest Saturday went virus-like showing a Wildwood Police officer striking Emily Weinman of Philadelphia two times — once in the head and when in the neck — and placing her in a chokehold. Voices within the background could be heard shouting, “ Stop resisting, ” according to Fox twenty nine .

The police department issued a declaration about the arrest on Facebook   Sunday, noting: “ While Main [Robert Regalbuto] finds this particular video to be alarming, he will not want to rush to any judgment till having the final results of the investigation. ”


Weinman is usually facing multiple charges, including 2 counts of aggravated assault with an officer and being a minor within possession of alcohol.

She posted concerning the incident on Facebook, which proceeded to go viral before being taken down.

“ I actually asked them don’ t they have got something better to do as police than to stop people for underage drinking on the beach, ” the girl wrote.

“ Honestly, I can say merely took even a sip, then I would’ ve gave them my info and called it a day; I’ m underage, so I know much better, ” she wrote, according to The New You are able to Post .

“ I know I should’ ve gave him my title, ” Weinman wrote. “ I used to be partly wrong in a way but I used to be scared. ”

She noted: “ I actually tripped and fell and the police officer tackled me to the ground plus smashed my head into the sand. ”

“ But this whole situation had been handled wrongly and blew from proportion all because these pigs didn’ t do their jobs how they were TRAINED to do so. ”

Wildwood Gran Ernie Troiano Jr. told The Philadelphia Inquirer Sunday the police soon would release entire body camera footage showing Weinman disparaging the cops and spitting in it.

“ It wasn’ t just that this particular officer decided to beat her upward, ” he said. “ That will wasn’ t the case. ”

He additional: “ We don’ t want to see anyone get hit, time period. But then again, when you have someone who’ h aggressively attacking you or spitting at you. … I wasn’ t there. I don’ big t know. ”