LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–On Thursday August 4, 2022 at 3:20 p.m., the Lawrence Township Police Department became aware of a Domestic Violence incident which was originally reported to the Princeton Police Department but discovered to have happened in Lawrence Township.
Through the investigation, it was determined that on several occasions starting in March of 2022, the victim reported that she was assaulted by her boyfriend at their residence on Sturwood Way. It was later determined that the boyfriend was a City of Trenton Police Officer. He was identified as Elijah Mitchell, 28-years-old, 1,000 block of Sturwood Way, Lawrenceville, NJ. Subsequent to a thorough investigation, Mitchell was charged with 3 Counts of Domestic Violence Strangulation (2C;12-1B13), 2 Counts of Threat to Kill (2C:12-3b), 1 Count of Criminal Coercion (2C:13-5A7) and 1 Count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child (2C:24-4B1). Mitchell was taken into custody on Friday August 12, 2022 without incident.
Timothy J. Carroll, Public Information Officer for The City of Trenton told MidJersey.News that Mr. Mitchell is currently suspended without pay from the Police Department as a result of the pending criminal charges against him. The City has no other comment at this time.
All arrestees are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.