Woman in Caught-on-Camera Wildwood Beach Arrest Files Federal Lawsuit - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Woman in Caught-on-Camera Wildwood Beach Arrest Files Federal Lawsuit

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    Full Released Video: Violent Arrest on Wildwood Beach

    Wildwood police released body camera footage of a violent confrontation between officers and a young woman on the beach on Saturday. The woman, who is 20, was being cited for having alcohol with her and refused to give officers her last name. One officer then punched her while taking her into custody.

    (Published Wednesday, May 30, 2018)

    What to Know

    • Emily Weinman's 2018 arrest on a Wildwood beach was captured on video.

    • Weinman is now suing Wildwood and three police officers in federal court.

    • She pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in February.

    A Philadelphia woman whose violent arrest at a Jersey Shore beach was captured on video has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit.

    Emily Weinman is suing Wildwood and three police officers.

    She alleges police escalated the situation and lied to a grand jury about what happened on the beach over Memorial Day weekend last year when Weinman repeatedly refused to give officers her name when they questioned her about the presence of alcohol on the beach.

    A video shot by a nearby beachgoer showed an officer punching her twice in the head as she lies on the sand, her legs flailing.

    Woman Sues City of Wildwood Following Beach Arrest

    [PHI] Woman Sues City of Wildwood Following Beach Arrest

    Emily Weinman is suing Wildwood after she got into a physical altercation with police officers in a viral video from Memorial Day last year.

    (Published Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019)

    She pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in February.

    Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr. told NJ.com the lawsuit was "frivolous" and "a money grab."

    The officers were cleared of wrongdoing.