CAMDEN, N.J. (CBS) — Surveillance video taken from a business near the 1300 block of Collings Road in Camden turned up a disturbing encounter.
It shows several Camden County police officers approaching a man in a hat.READ MORE: Camden Police To Indefinitely Increase Presence At District Schools Following Heart-Wrenching Texas School Shooting
With his hands up, the man is taken down and as other officers watch, one kneels down and punches the man repeatedly.
“I’ll tell you, that video is concerning,” said Camden County spokesperson Dan Keashen.
The ordeal began Thursday evening with a 911 tip that cited a man at that location with a gun.
“Officers went to the location and they saw an individual who matched the exact specifications of the caller in regard to the man with the gun,” explained Keashen.READ MORE: Memorial Day Weekend Travel Expected To Busiest Since 2019 As Gas Prices Rise
What that man, Edward Minguela of Camden, experienced in the video is a far cry from County policy, said Keashen.
“That doesn’t match the policies or the standards of the training that we give our officers on a regular basis,” he said.
Minguela was treated for minor injuries at the hospital and released. He was not charged.
“I can tell you that he didn’t have a gun,” Keashen added.MORE NEWS: Portion Of Atlantic City Board Walk That Is More Than 100 Years Old To Get Makeover
Three officers have been placed on administrative leave as the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office investigates the incident.