What to Know
- Emily Weinman was arrested in May after allegedly resisting officers along the Wildwood beach following a alcohol violation.
- Video from the encounter shows a male officer holding Weinman down in the sand and punch her in the head during the arrest.
- Wildwood police said Weinman punched and spit on the officer during the arrest.
A Philadelphia woman whose violent arrest on the Wildwood beach over Memorial Day weekend was captured on video has been indicted on two counts of aggravated assault of a police officer.
Emily Weinman, 20, also faces single counts of resisting arrest, throwing bodily fluids and obstruction in the indictment handed up last week by a Cape May County grand jury.
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The beach confrontation began when Weinman repeatedly refused to give Wildwood officers her name when they questioned her about the presence of alcoholic beverages on the beach. A video shot by a nearby beachgoer showed an officer punching her twice in the head as she lies prone on the sand, her legs flailing.
Weinman rejected a plea bargain offer in July.