• Michelle Dawn Mooney

No charges warranted against officers in Wildwood arrest, prosecutor says

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“I recognize that the video footage has raised a lot of questions regarding the officers’ actions,” Sutherland said in a statement released on Facebook. “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.” He added that “members of the public should understand that no matter what your opinion is regarding the subject event, it is not based on a full review of the evidence.” Police body camera footage later released by Wildwood police shows how the incident began, where Weinman continues to refuse to give her name after an officer gives her several chances before trying to place her under arrest. She backs away from him and then is seen pushing both hands toward him, as if to shove him away. Even after she was in cuffs, Weinman continued to yell and curse at the officers, and twice tried to push them off of her as she is led toward a police vehicle in cuffs. Her 18-month-old daughter can be heard crying through some of the tapes. “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,” Sutherland said. The information was reviewed in accordance with the Attorney General’s Use of Force Policy. The review, Sutherland said, was consistent with the New Jersey Attorney General’s Internal Affairs Policy and Procedures. Because both the criminal investigation of Weinman and the Internal Affairs investigation concerning the officers are ongoing, Sutherland said he would not be granting interviews in the case.

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