Prosecutor says Wildwood arresting officer violated no state laws

Kim Glovas
June 05, 2018 - 2:25 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, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A preliminary investigation into a Wildwood police officer's actions during a Memorial Day weekend dust-up has been completed. The Cape May County Prosecutor's office says no state laws were violated by the officer's behavior. But an internal affairs investigation will now be conducted by the Wildwood Police department.

In video recorded by a witness, and body cam video from police officers at the scene, it appeared that the officer punched and put a choke hold on Emily Weinman, while trying to arrest her. 

Prosecutor Jeffery Sutherland says the investigation includes those videos, plus police vehicle video, interviews with several witnesses, and written arrest reports. 

Sutherland says he realizes the video raised a lot of questions about the officer's actions. He also says Weinman and her attorney are entitled to due process and have not yet received the information they are entitled to as part of the legal process.