A Trenton police officer has been charged with multiple felonies for incidents involving a woman known to him, Lawrence police said Tuesday.

Elijah Mitchell, 28, of Lawrence, is charged with three counts of domestic violence/strangulation, two counts of threats to kill, coercion and endangering the welfare of a child, authorities said.

Lawrence police said in a statement that Mitchell assaulted the victim several times in the township beginning in March of this year. Lawrence police learned of the allegations on Aug. 4 from Princeton police, where the incidents in Lawrence were originally reported.

Lawrence police arrested Mitchell on the charges last Friday.

Mitchell is currently suspended with pay from the Trenton Police Department pending a state-mandated hearing to determine whether he will continue to receive his salary, the department said.

Mitchell finished at the Mercer County Police Academy in August 2018.

Editor’s Note: Call the New Jersey Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-572-SAFE (7233). Contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233), speak with their advocates here or text LOVEIS to 22522.

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Kevin Shea can be reached at kshea@njadvancemedia.com.

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