MILLVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Five emergency medical technicians have been suspended in New Jersey as authorities investigate a death of a patient who was restrained face-down on a stretcher.
The Daily Journal of Vineland reports Cumberland County prosecutors are investigating whether homicide or another crime was committed in the case.READ MORE: Sharee Jones Charged With Arson, Hate Crime After Fire At Brooklyn Yeshiva
Michael Burris, 27, fell and hit his head in his Millville home on July 31. Responders said in a report they restrained him because he was combative.
An autopsy found the manner of death was homicide.READ MORE: NYPD: Delivery Worker Stabbed To Death, E-Bike Stolen Near Sara D. Roosevelt Park
Three members of the Millville Rescue Squad and two paramedics from Underwood Memorial Hospital received the suspensions last week from the state Office of Emergency Medical Services.
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