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Viral Video: Police Officer Punches Underage Drinker on New Jersey Beach
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Summary: Disturbing footage of police punching a woman in the head has emerged online. 

On Saturday, Emily Weinman, 20, was trying to enjoy a day at the beach when two officers attacked her during an arrest. The violent act was caught on tape and went viral online this weekend, according to Buzzfeed.

The woman who shot the video said she was sleeping nearby, and when she woke up, she saw Weinman getting manhandled before one officer punched her in the head at least twice.

  
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Weinman, who had visited the beach from Philadelphia, was charged with “two counts of aggravated assault on a police officer, aggravated assault by spitting bodily fluids at/on a police officer, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, obstruction and being a minor in possession of alcohol,” Buzzfeed reported.

During the arrest, beachgoers told Weinman to “stop resisting” and the Mayor of Wildwood, New Jersey said that the young woman could be seen spitting on and insulting the police.

“It wasn’t just that this officer decided to beat her up,” Ernie Troiano Jr. said. “That wasn’t the case.”

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Weinman would not respond to Buzzfeed’s request for comment. According to the publication, it was she who posted the footage which went viral on Twitter and Facebook, but she has since removed the post.

In her original post, Weinman said that she and her friends were approached by the two police officers while the women were drinking alcohol. The police asked them their ages before administering a breathalyzer test. After being given the test, Weinman got lippy, asking why the police had nothing better to do than catch underage drinking.



Weinman said that the police wanted to issue her a ticket and asked for her name. She refused to give it and that’s when the arrest started.

“The cop tackled me to the ground and smashed my head into the sand,” the post read. “At that point I blacked out and fought any way possible trying to get up and push him off me. Thats when he head locked me me [sic] by his arm around my neck, punched on me in my head and then he head locked me again but this time choking me, I was gasping for [air]. Yes, i know I should’ve gave him my name.. I was partly wrong in a way but I was scared.”

The two officers in the video have been placed on administrative duty as internal affairs conducts an investigation.

Weinman reportedly was with her child that day as well as her child’s father.

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