Wildwood Police Release Bodycam Video of Beach Arrest (WATCH)
Wildwood police have released body camera video of a confrontation between officers and a 20-year-old woman on the beach.
The bodycam video shows 20-year-old Emily Weinman of Kensington getting breathalyzed by a Wildwood police officer, after having been approached for suspicion of underage drinking.
Weinman places a call to her aunt who is of age, who she said brought the alcohol.
After a back and forth between Weinman and the officer, she refuses to give the officer her whole name.
The officer then goes after Weinman, who backed away from him.
Accordng to the police statement, she is seen striking the officer on the torso, which also turns off the body camera, according to police.
During the struggle, police say the camera resumes recording.
The officer can be seen striking Weinman in the head, and she is handcuffed and walked to a police car.
The officers involved in the incident have been identified as Ptlm. Thomas Cannon, Ptlm. John Hillman, and Ptlm. Robert Jordan.
I call BS on this one. They were too aggressive they should and could have handled this differently.
In a statement released by Wildwood police, they said: “This matter is still under investigation, however, in an effort to insure transparency with the public we serve, it was imperative that this video be released as soon as feasibly possible. Upon the conclusion of the investigation in the coming days, and only after final review by the Cape May County Prosecutors Office, the Wildwood Police Department will release the findings and outcome of the investigation.”