Cops in Jersey Shore beatdown won't face criminal charges

Wildwood Police

Wildwood Police

The Wildwood Police Department released body camera footage worn by officers involved in a May 26, 2018 incident in which a woman was repeatedly punched by one of the officers on a New Jersey beach. The footage shows the officer had been questioning Weinman about her age because she and her friends were allegedly in possession of opened containers of alcohol.

On Tuesday, it was announced that the three Wildwood officers from the video - Thomas Cannon, John Hillman and Robert Jordan - would not face criminal charges.

That's something Weinman says she is not happy about. They think that because they're cops they can get away with it ― and that's not the case.

"Something in my gut was telling me, something wasn't right", Weinman, 20, said in the interview.

The footage shows the officer administering a blood-alcohol test to Weinman, which she said was negative.

"In my eyes, I'm not a criminal". "Kind of upset. The things people say about me".

"CBS This Morning" reached out to Wildwood's police chief and mayor but did not receive calls back. Ms. Weinman and her attorney are entitled to due process and they have not yet received the information that they will be entitled to as part of the legal process.

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Police said Weinman "forcibly struck" the officer when he attempted to handcuff her, causing his body camera to shut off. You know, they see one video, one situation, and they're like saying all this negative stuff about a person. But one situation doesn't define someone. So when they got me to the point where they got me on my stomach, after I was done struggling, trying to defend myself, I spit the sand from my mouth, which makes me look like I'm spitting at the officer.

And Weinman has been charged with aggravated assault.

Weinman, who lives in Philadelphia, is on probation for a simple assault charge from 2016.

Weinman, who was with her toddler daughter during the arrest, spoke of the toll the viral video, and the reaction of millions of strangers, has taken on her.

Dicht said once the video began to surface on the internet, that's when Wildwood police charged Weinman with aggravated assault.

It still isn't clear if Weinman plans to file a lawsuit against the Wildwood police.

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