Just to update you on this story from a few weeks ago…
Video of cops punching woman arrested for underage drinking in Wildwood, NJ goes viral https://t.co/Y8mALlOm5i
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 28, 2018
…the cop seen in the video will not be facing criminal charges over the incident. But the woman in the video, Emily Weinman, apparently has a criminal history and admitted to CBS News that she’s on probation for simple assault:
WATCH: A New Jersey police officer will not face charges for punching a woman in the head during a controversial arrest caught on video. Video shows one officer pinning down 20-year-old Emily Weinman, as another hits her.
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) June 6, 2018
According to her own admission in the video above, there was alcohol at the scene — allegedly unopened and she — again, allegedly — passed two breathalyzer tests. Things went south when after passing the breathalyzer tests, she gave the cops attitude about harassing underage drinkers:
Although criminal charges won’t be pursued against the officers, an internal affairs investigation is ongoing. From Philly.com:
Instead, the Wildwood Police Department’s internal affairs unit will continue an administrative investigation into the May 26 arrest of Emily Weinman, officials said, “with monitoring by the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office Professional Standards Unit.”
The three officers involved in the arrest are Class II officers, temporary officers typically hired for the summer season. They are trained at the police academy and carry guns.
And Weinman is facing multiple charges:
Weinman is charged with two counts of aggravated assault on a police officer, spitting at an officer, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and being a minor in possession of alcohol.