Woman gets $325K settlement in 2018 NJ beach brawl bust

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A Philadelphia woman punched out by cops during a wild, 2018 caught-on-video beach brawl in New Jersey is getting the last laugh.

Emily Weinman, whose violent arrest at a Wildwood beach went viral — and who was later banned from the sunny summer spot — is getting a $325,000 settlement from the city, the Star-Ledger said.

Weinman, who was 20 at the time, was seen on both bystander and police bodycam footage being wrestled to the ground and punched twice by one of the officers while she screams.

The scuffle began when cops confronted Weinman — who was with her boyfriend, her 18-month-old child and a friend — about having alcohol at the Jersey Shore beach during Memorial Day weekend.

The video starts with Weinman taking a breathalyzer test — but the encounter takes a turn when the cop begins to write her a summons for having alcohol and she refuses to cooperate and begins to walk away.

“Get over here,” the cop says.

“Don’t touch me. Don’t touch me,” Weinman responds.

“Alright,” the officer says. “You’re about to get dropped.”

“Yo, don’t touch me,” she answers. “What are you doing? Don’t touch me.”

She then lunges at the officer and is wrestled to the ground, where she continues to struggle and yell at the cops to let her go.

Finally, one of the officers is seen punching her while she screams.

“You’re not allowed to beat me like that,” she yells. “I’m a woman. It doesn’t matter. You’re not allowed to hit me like that and choke me.”

Weinman continues to yell as she is handcuffed and led away.

She was later indicted on aggravated assault and resisting arrest charges and pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in February 2019 — when she was banned from the beach.

Both cops — Thomas Cannon and Robert Jordan — were cleared of wrongdoing.

But Weinman filed a federal lawsuit in Pennsylvania against Wildwood and the police department, claiming they exaggerated her resistance “to justify their unreasonable and excessive use of force,” the Star-Ledger said.

The suit was settled earlier this month, with Weinman getting the payoff.

Former Wildwood Mayor Ernie Troiano, who was in office at the time of the incident, called it “a travesty of justice,” the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

“Here’s a woman who’s carrying on on the beach, assaulted police,” Troiano said. “They didn’t escalate it. She’s down there with alcohol. She pleads guilty, yet she gets rewarded $325,000.”

“Treat the cops like they’re trash,” he said. “Break the law if you want a payday.”

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