Update: Video Shows Wildwood Cops Punching Woman on Beach
Here are statements released by Wildwood Police and the woman seen on video being hit as police tried to subdue her on the beach near East Schellinger Avenue on Saturday. The video below, posted on social media, has gone viral and been viewed over a million times.
Police say an internal affairs investigation was immediately initiated following the incident on a beach near East Schellinger Avenue on Saturday and the officers have been placed on administrative duty pending the outcome of the full investigation.
CBS 3 Philadelphia reports that Emily Weinman, 20, posted on Facebook that she was on the beach with her daughter, her daughter’s father, and a friend when the incident occurred shortly after 4 p.m.
“I had alcohol, it’s Memorial Day weekend and 90 percent of people are underage drinking on the beach, without a doubt. Two cops approach me on a their four wheelers and ask me and my friend how old we are, we gave them our ages. Then, we got breathalized, and it came back negative. I told them I wasn’t drinking and the alcohol was clearly closed/sealed, which the cops seen,” she wrote on Facebook in a post that has since been deleted.
Here is the video showing the Wildwood officers forcibly restraining and hitting Weinman.