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Wildwood settles federal lawsuit filed by a woman alleging excessive force by police

The city of Wildwood has settled a federal lawsuit filed by a woman whose arrest was captured on video in 2018.

News 12 Staff

Dec 2, 2020, 10:51 AM

Updated 1,295 days ago

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The city of Wildwood has settled a federal lawsuit filed by a woman whose arrest was captured on video in 2018.
According to NJ Advance Media, court documents show Wildwood agreed to a $325,000 settlement with Emily Weinman.
Weinman had alleged that the two seasonal police officers “brutally and senselessly assaulted” her during the arrest over an unopened alcoholic beverage.
The lawsuit alleges the officers exaggerated how much Weinman was resisting in order to justify the use of force. In the video, Weinman can be heard screaming, “They're choking me! I cannot breathe.”
AP wire services helped contribute to this report.


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