Mark Edmonds Jr., 25, resigned from the East Greenwich police Thursday, after he was arrested June 1 in Pawtucket for domestic assault. The charges against him included three for felony assault by strangulation. His resignation was effective Tuesday, June 4.

Edmonds was hired by EGPD in April. According to town officials, he completed a full background check as well as a psychological examination before he was hired and he’d undergone the same testing before going to work for the Brown University police in 2017.

New police officers spend their first year on the job on probation, meaning they can be fired at will and do not come under the protection of the Police Officers Bill of Rights.

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