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Plainfield Police Use of Force Incident Referred to Union County Prosecutor’s Office

By rlsmetro on

The Union County Prosecutor's Office has taken over the investigation into 'a use of force incident' that occurred in Plainfirled Wednesday.

According to a statement released by the Union County Prosecutor's Office, in the evening hours of June 3, members of the Plainfield Police Division were making an arrest of an eighteen-year-old male in the area of the 300 block of Liberty Street in the City of Plainfield.

Union County Officials said during the course of the arrest, the suspect sustained an injury to his arm that required immediate medical attention which was timely facilitated by the Plainfield Police.

Officials say The Plainfield Police Division made the appropriate use of force notifications both internally and to the Professional Standards Unit within the Union County Prosecutor’s Office.

As of Wednesday night, the matter is under review by the Union County Prosecutor’s Office.

“In order to maintain the trust the community has in the men and women of the Plainfield Police Division, our agencies felt it was appropriate to have this matter investigated directly by the Prosecutor’s Office during this tumultuous time,” announced acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Director Lisa Burgess of the Plainfield Police Division