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Police in South Jersey are investigating after video appears to show Monroe Township police officers knocking several people to the ground.

WILLIAMSTOWN, New Jersey (WPVI) — Police in South Jersey are investigating after video shows Monroe Township police officers knocking several people to the ground.

The video was posted to Instagram and taken Monday by a neighbor at the Laurelton Village Apartments in Williamstown. It shows Monroe Township police officers responding and approaching a small group of teenagers.

The neighbor, who did not want to be identified, said an altercation involving minors and parents occurred before police arrived. At one point someone said they had a gun.

“I just stepped out of my house and boom, everyone started yelling and screaming,” the neighbor said.

The video shows officers knocking several people to the ground.

“I’m not trying to say the police were right or wrong,” the witness said. “But at the end of the day, that’s what happens when you don’t comply with police.”

He says he saw several people get into the back of police vehicles.

As more people viewed the video online, some responded, questioning the seriousness of the officers’ actions.

The witness Action News spoke to says police appeared to try to calm the situation when they arrived.

“It seemed like the police were de-escalating the problem, but they just kept shouting,” he said.

At this time it is unknown if anyone has been charged or injured.

Police have not released official details about what led to the response to the apartments.

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