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.

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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.

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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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