Video of woman repeatedly punched by New Jersey cop during underage drinking arrest is ‘alarming’: Police chief

first_imgJohn Greim/LightRocket via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A New Jersey police officer was recorded repeatedly punching a Philadelphia woman as they wrestled on the ground at a New Jersey beach over the Memorial Day weekend.Video of the confrontation, which took place in Wildwood, New Jersey, on Saturday around 4 p.m., has been viewed almost 40,000 times on Twitter.The footage shows multiple Wildwood Police Department officers working in concert to subdue a woman they identified as Emily Weinman, a 20-year-old from Philadelphia, who is seen flailing her arms and legs in a one-piece black swimsuit.The cops manage to wrestle Weinman to the sand and one is seen throwing three punches with his right fist downward to her head, while another pins her bare legs.Numerous beachgoers circling the melee can be heard repeatedly warning Weinman, “Stop resisting.”Weinman faces charges of aggravated assault on a police officer, aggravated assault by spitting bodily fluids at/on a police officer, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, obstruction and possession of alcohol by a minor.Alexis Hewitt was sleeping on a towel next to Weinman when she heard the commotion and woke up. She confirmed to ABC News that she shot video of the altercation.“I was sleeping on the beach and I woke up to this… i can’t believe it…,” she wrote on Twitter.After Hewitt’s video went viral the Wildwood Police Department put out a release that an internal investigation was opened and the officers involved in the arrest of Weinman “have been reassigned to administrative duty” pending its outcome.“Chief [Robert] Regalbuto stated that while he finds this video to be alarming, he does not want to rush to any judgment until having the final results of the investigation,” the statement said.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Tech Sgt. Robert Horace “Bobby” Riggs, USAF (Retired)

first_imgTech Sgt. Robert Horace “Bobby” Riggs, USAF (Retired), age 80, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on June 16, 1940 in Madison, Indiana. He was the loving son of the late Horace B. and Marie B. (Bosaw) Riggs. Bobby was raised in Switzerland County, Indiana and was a graduate of the Vevay High School. He was inducted into the United States Air Force on July 26, 1963 in Fort Thomas, Kentucky. He received the Air Force Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal and the Air Force Medal. Bobby was honorably discharged with the rank of Airman First Class on May 14, 1967 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. Bobby re-enlisted on May 15, 1967 and rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant. He received the Air Force Longevity Service Award, Air Force Medal, Air Force Good Conduct Medal, and the Air Force Medal with 1 bronze Oak Leaf Cluster. He was honorably discharged on May 14, 1971 in Darmstadt, Germany. Bobby re-enlisted on May 15, 1971 in Darmstadt, Germany. He received the Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Force Good Conduct Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Force Medal, Air Force Longevity Service Award, Air Force Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster and the National Defense Service Medal. Bobby was honorably discharged with the rank of Staff Sergeant on May 14, 1975 at Osan Air Force Base, Korea. Bobby re-enlisted on November 2, 1981 at Osan Air Force Base, Korea. Bobby received the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, Air Force Good Conduct Medal with One Silver Oak Leaf Cluster, National Defense Service Medal, Air Force Overseas Long Tour Ribbon and the Air Force Longevity Service Award with Four Oak Leaf Clusters. Bobby proudly retired from the service after 21 years, 7 months and 5 days on March 1, 1985 at the Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio with the rank of Technical Sergeant. Bobby was employed for Vevay Utilities for 10 years. He was a member of the Vevay VFW Post #5396 and the Vevay American Legion Post #185. Bobby was also a member of the Ruter Chapel United Methodist Church in Vevay, Indiana. He resided in Seymour, Indiana for eight years and later moved back to the Vevay community where he resided until his death. Bobby enjoyed photography and sports cars. Bobby passed away at 1:39 p.m., Tuesday, September 8, 2020, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay, Indiana.Bobby is survived by his cousins, his best friend and caretaker, Edsel Detraz and his wife, Bonnie of Vevay, IN and other friends.He was preceded in death by his parents, Horace B. Riggs, died January 10, 1959 and Marie B. (Bosaw) Riggs, died November 5 1986.Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Monday, September 14, 2020, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.Interment and full military rites will be conducted by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Vevay VFW Post #5396 in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.Friends may call from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Monday, September 14, 2020, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.Memorial contributions may be made to the Vevay American Legion Post #185 Relief Fund or Vevay VFW Post #5396 Relief Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.comlast_img read more