Police Take down Beach Goer – But Did The Crime Fit This Reaction?
The Police have a tough job, no one can argue against that. They have to deal with people at their worst in most cases. They are responsible for keeping us safe many times from our selves as we are running late and may have contracted a lead foot. But in this case, they may have gone a little overboard.
Police confronted Emily Weinman, 20, on Wildwood Beach and requested that she pass a breathalyzer test. She passed the test and they let her go. But then they proceeded to follow her. Weinman made some comments when she noticed they were still following her.
“I asked them don’t they have something better to do as cops than to stop people for underage drinking on the beach,” she wrote. An officer reportedly told Weinman, “I was gonna let you go but now I’ll write you up.”
Weinman claims the officer then asked for her name but she would not answer them. They threatened to arrest her. She then tripped and claims the Officers tackled her and the following happened.
Emily Weinman, of Philadelphia, later posted on Facebook that she should have just listened and given her name but said she was acting of fear.
“I know I should’ve given him my name,” Weinman said. “I was partly wrong in a way but I was scared.”
The Wildwood Police released a statement on the incident.
“This City of Wildwood Police Department has received reports of a video on various social media sources, regarding an incident that occurred on the Wildwood beach yesterday afternoon, with our officers.
An Internal Affairs Investigation was immediately initiated into this matter and the involved officers have been reassigned to administrative duty pending the outcome of a full and thorough investigation.
Chief Regalbuto stated that while he finds this video to be alarming, he does not want to rush to any judgment until having the final results of the investigation.
Emily Weinman, W/F, 20 years old of Philadelphia was charged with Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer (2 Counts), Aggravated Assault by Spitting Bodily Fluids at/on a Police Officer, Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest, Obstruction and Minor in Possession of Alcohol.”
But this is not Weinman’s first run-in with the law.
“According to court documents, the episode was not Weinman’s first encounter with police. In November, she pleaded guilty to simple assault and recklessly endangering another person over a September 2016 episode in Philadelphia. Details were not available.”
Seems like the Police may have gone a little overboard with the punching. She may have been resisting but there was two of them, you’d think they would have been able to handle her.
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