Vineland Police vehicle

An officer from the Vineland Police Department is under investigation after a call to the parking lot of the Inspira Medical Center Saturday left one man in critical condition, the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office announced Monday.

The police officer approached a man who was intoxicated about 4:23 p.m., according to a news release.

The man took a step toward a female and a security officer with clenched fists, the Prosecutor’s Office stated in the release. The Vineland officer then grabbed the subject and took him to the ground to restrain and handcuff him, officials said.

The man was taken into Inspira to be cleared medically for arrest. He was examined and transported to Cooper University Hospital in Camden for a head injury.

The man was last listed in critical condition as of Sunday. The Prosecutor’s Office said the man was not being identified to protect his privacy.

The Prosecutor’s Office also declined to release the name of the police officer involved. The investigation was related to the use of force, according to the release.

The investigation is ongoing.

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