Wildwood Arrest

A screenshot of a video on the Twitter account @HewittLexy shows a Wildwood police officer throwing a punch at Emily Weinman, 20, of Philadelphia, on the beach last Saturday.

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — The 20-year-old Philadelphia woman charged with aggravated assault on a police officer after her violent arrest on a Wildwood beach has waived her first appearance in court.

Emily Weinman was scheduled to appear in court at noon Friday.

The courthouse and Weinman’s lawyer, Stephen Dicht, confirmed the appearance was waived.

Body camera footage from the Memorial Day weekend incident showed Weinman apparently refusing to give officers her last name after they cited her for having alcohol on the beach.

It is unclear whether she just put her hands up or pushed the officer, but clips show an officer wrestling her to the ground, as well as hitting her twice before wrestling her to the ground again.

The three Class II, or seasonal, officers involved in the arrest, Thomas Cannon, John Hillman and Robert Jordan, will not face criminal charges, the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office announced last week.

Weinman has also been charged with aggravated assault by spitting bodily fluids at/on a police officer, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, obstruction and minor in possession of alcohol.

She is scheduled for a pre-indictment conference July 26.

Contact: 609-272-7241 MBilinski@pressofac.com Twitter @ACPressMollyB

Staff Writer

My beat is public safety, following police and crime. I started in January 2018 here at the Press covering Egg Harbor and Galloway townships. Before that, I worked at the Reading Eagle in Reading, Pa., covering crime and writing obituaries.

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