Woman faces grand jury indictment over viral Wildwood beach arrest

Emily Weinman earlier turned down a plea deal.

Ian Bush
September 24, 2018 - 7:05 pm
An investigation is underway after video shows a New Jersey police officer striking a woman several times during a beach arrest.

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WILDWOOD, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Summer in Wildwood started with a violent arrest. 

Now, it now ends with an indictment against the woman at the center of the confrontation that went viral during Memorial Day weekend.

As seen in the video, which to date has more than 7 million views, 20-year-old Emily Weinman kicks and flails around after being punched in the head by a Wildwood police officer.

But on Monday, Weinman was hit with a grand jury indictment.

She faces charges of aggravated assault on the patrolmen, along with offenses including throwing bodily fluids and resisting arrest.

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During Memorial Day weekend, cops say the 20-year-old refused to tell them her name and started to run, after she was caught with booze on the beach.

Investigators reviewed the video along with police body cam footage and cleared the officers of any criminal misdeed.

Weinman earlier turned down a plea deal. Her attorney has said she is the victim.