UPDATE: The deceased has been identified as Richard Bard, Jr., age 31 of Bridgeton, NJ. Per investigative protocol, the officer who discharged his firearm has been placed on administrative leave. No further updates will be provided today.
Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae announces that an OIS investigation is being conducted by the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office pursuant to Attorney General Directive 2006-5. The Vineland Police Department has been walled off from the investigation. See below press release for more information: