Philly woman pleads not guilty in recorded arrest on Wildwood beach that went viral

David Madden
November 16, 2018 - 8:10 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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CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, NJ (KYW Newsradio) -- A Philadelphia woman who got into a violent confrontation with Wildwood police on the beach on Memorial Day weekend was back in a Cape May County courtroom Friday for a status hearing on aggravated assault charges.

Emily Weinman and an officer argued at the time over drinking on the beach. She was never charged with that, but the encounter was recorded on a cell phone and the arrest went viral.

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At the hearing, Weinman entered a not guilty plea before Judge Bernard DeLury and applied for pre-trial intervention which could wipe the slate clean, at least legally.

“We’re hopeful that the prosecutor will agree to it, the judge will agree to it and this whole saga can be put to rest,” Stephen Dicht, one of her attorneys, told KYW Newsradio.

Weinman’s PTI request will be reviewed over the holidays, and all sides are due back in court for another status hearing on January 25.