Philadelphia mother arrested on Wildwood beach speaks on 'Good Morning America'

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That's something Weinman says she is not happy about. I'm not a bad person, " Emily Weinman, 20, of Philadelphia, told "CBS This Morning" as she reiterated her story about what happened on the Wildwood beach on the Saturday of the Memorial Day weekend. "I'm not this person that they're out here trying to make me seem like".

Emily Weinman, 20, appeared on "Good Morning America" on Wednesday to talk about the incident that was caught on video and showed her being punched in the head by one officer.

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.

She said her neck and back have been hurting since the incident, and she has headaches.


Weinman says she does not think she owes the officers an apology. "I knew in my rights, I didn't have to give them my name".

The encounter, however, continued to escalate with Weinman refusing to provide officers with her name. She says something in her gut told her to not give them her name, and she had cooperated with them until that point so she felt she was in her rights to not provide her name. Weinman's attorney, Stephen Dicht, said that the more serious charges were filed after the bystander video was released. Wildwood officials have said the videos show the woman assaulted the officers first, while her lawyer has said police overreacted.

Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey Sutherland reportedly said that the officers in the violent confrontation have not been charged with any wrongdoing, and are not expected to be.

He said that something one of the officers said in one of the clips - that Weinman was going to get "dropped" - was a threat and an offense. Dicht said Weinman wasn't looking for trouble and was just trying to enjoy the day with her child.


Weinman is also charged with spitting on the officer. She said she wasn't drinking and the alcohol containers around her were sealed.

"I got sand in my mouth".

The actions of officers whose arrest of a Wildwood beach-goer went viral did not rise to criminal charges, the Cape May County prosecutor announced Tuesday. Troiano characterized the punching of the officer as a "chopping" move created to subdue Weinman. "A decision such as this is not based on emotion; it is based upon applying the proper laws, policies and directives that govern law enforcement", Sutherland wrote in his statement. Following our interview with Weinman and her attorney, we reached out to the Wildwood police chief and the city's mayor for comment.


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