September 17, 2020
LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri reported today that a Lawrence Township police officer has been charged with disorderly persons offenses as a result of an internal affairs investigation.
The Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office and the Lawrence Township police discovered the falsification of records during an unrelated criminal investigation in August 2020.
The internal affairs investigation revealed that Officer Andres Mejia submitted an official arrest report to his superior officers at the Lawrence Township Police Department on August 16, knowing that it contained false and misleading information regarding a fictitious witness in an incident that he had responded to in his official capacity as a law enforcement officer.
As a result of the investigation, Mejia, 42, was charged with unsworn falsification and tampering with records, both disorderly persons offenses. He was served with the summons complaint this morning.
Mejia has been suspended from the police department without pay.