Monday, 24 September 2018

Viral video show a Mom, 20, being beaten by cops in front of her 18-month-old daughter on a New Jersey beach

Viral video show Mom, 20, who was beaten by cops in front of her 18-month-old daughter on a New Jersey beachViral video show Mom, 20, who was beaten by cops in front of her 18-month-old daughter on a New Jersey beach

Emily Weinman, the 20-year-old mother who was beaten by a law enforcement officer at a New Jersey beach in June has been charged after refusing a plea deal in July.

The victim was indicted last Tuesday on two counts of aggravated assault of a police officer, resisting arrest, throwing bodily fluids, and obstruction the New York Post reports.

Body cam footage and bystander video from the incident on Wildwood Beach where she celebrated Memorial Day with her 18-month-old daughter, shows the scuffle with Thomas Cannon and Robert Jordan.

The temporary help staff were placed on administrative leave this summer but were cleared of any wrongdoing after previously being under a non-criminal but internal investigation.

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Her attorney Stephen Dicht was furious about the outcome, telling the Post: 'We welcome the chance to vindicate Emily and show that police are the culprit in this case, not her.'

It started when officers came up and questioned her about unopened alcohol.

To prove she hadn't been drinking, Weinman took and passed two breathalyzer tests, but refused to cooperate with the cops further when they demanded that she give them her last name.

Witnesses recorded the officers then tackling Weinman to the ground, Cannon hitting her twice in the head, as they struggled to put her into handcuffs.

When the video started going viral online, the officers received more attention as Weinman appeared on TV shows.

Viral video show a Mom, 20, being beaten by cops in front of her 18-month-old daughter on a New Jersey beach



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In an earlier interview on GMA, Weinman said the experience had been 'emotionally exhausting' for her.

Weinman said she 'didn't really see the point' in giving the officers her name.

In an interview on CBS on Wednesday morning, she said it was unfair how she was treated and claimed the officers thought they were above the law which, she says, they have proven to be.

'They think that because they're cops they can get away with it and that's not the case, that's not right at all.

'In my eyes, I’m not a criminal. I’m not a bad person,' she said.

In an earlier interview on GMA, Weinman said the experience had been 'emotionally exhausting' for her.

Weinman said she 'didn't really see the point' in giving the officers her name.

Viral video show a Mom, 20, being beaten by cops in front of her 18-month-old daughter on a New Jersey beach

'Something in my gut was just telling me something wasn't right with the situation and I just knew in my rights I didn't have to give them my name due to everything that they did. I cooperated and, like I said, I did everything that they asked to,' she said.

When asked if the reason she didn't want to give her name was because she was on probation for another 2016 arrest, Weinman responded: 'No, not mainly, no.'

She was also questioned about the officers' allegation that she was the first to strike.

'No, I didn't,' Weinman said.

The officers said she also kicked and spit at them. While Weinman said she may have kicked after they started being forceful with her, she never intended to spit at them.

'When he smashed my head into the ground I got sand in my mouth, so when they got me to the point where they got me on my stomach, you know, after I was like done struggling, trying to defend myself, I spit the sand in my mouth which makes me look like I was sitting at the officer, but that wasn't the case and it definitely wasn't my intention at all,' she said.

Weinman's attorney accompanied her to the interview and pointed out that she wasn't hit with the most serious charges until after the bystander video started going viral.

'The Saturday when she was taken into custody, she was in custody for a total of about 40 minutes. She was taken in, she was charged with misdemeanors. After the bystander video came out and started getting attention, that's when they charged her with aggravated assault, that's when they piled on,' he said.

"One situation doesn't define a person... I'm not this person that they're out here trying to make me seem to like."

Her lawyer also condemned the Wildwood mayor, who has defended the cops' actions and said that Weinman was 'no angel'.

'All the things the mayor has said about her - she didn't go out that Saturday looking for trouble. She went to have a fun time on the beach with her daughter and they're the police officers,' Dicht said.

After the video came out, Weinman says she's faced all sorts of critics online.

'I've been really anxious over it. Kind of upset. Just the neg things that people say about me. They see one video, one situation, and they start saying all this negative stuff about a person. But one situation doesn't define someone. I'm not a bad person. I'm not this person that they're out here trying to make me seem like,' she said.

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