The New Jersey cops involved in the Memorial Day weekend beatdown of a young female beachgoer - who was violently arrested in front of her 18-month-old daughter - will not face criminal charges, according to prosecutors.
"Something in my gut was just telling me ... something wasn't right with the situation, and I just knew in my rights that I didn't have to give them my name due to everything that they did", she told "GMA".
"One situation doesn't define someone", Emily said. In the video, an officer can be seen punching the woman twice.
In the police bodycam video, Weinman told the officer, "Don't touch me".
Weinman said Wednesday that she cooperated when cops asked her to take a breathalyzer test because of the sealed alcohol container she had on the beach. But the encounter quickly escalated to a violent arrest in which the officer pulled her hair, slammed her to the ground and punched her. 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 then he says, 'Oh, you're about to get dropped, '" said Weinman's attorney, Stephen Dicht.More news: Melania Trump to hitch President Trump at FEMA briefing Wednesday: WH
Investigators say after reviewing the video, they have determined there's not enough evidence to warrant criminal charges against the officers. Police say Weinman was seen with an open bottle of alcohol.
"She didn't go out that Saturday looking for trouble", Dicht said on the show.
But the officer told her she still could not have the alcohol under 21. "One of them's getting beaten on her head, and she's the one who got charged".
Weinman has been charged with assault on police and other charges. "Kind of upset. The things people say about me". It turned back on as the officer wrestled Weinman on the sand.
"I recognize that the video footage has raised a lot of questions regarding the officers' actions", Cape May prosecutor Jeffrey Sutherland said in a statement Tuesday.
Most recently, Cape May prosecutors have said they will not press charges against the police officers involved in the video.
Sutherland said was aware of the emotion surrounding the video but made his decision based on facts.