By Elizabeth F. McNamara

Police officer Mark Edmonds Jr., 25, who only joined the East Greenwich police in April, was arrested by Pawtucket police Saturday, June 1, and charged with several counts of domestic-related offenses including three assaults by strangulation, which are felonies.

On Saturday, a woman told Pawtucket police she had been assaulted by Edmonds Friday, as well as on April 3 and Sept. 1, 2018, according to a press release from the Pawtucket police (EG Officer Arrested). Edmonds, who lives in Pawtucket, was brought in for questioning and subsequently charged. He was arraigned Sunday and released on $2,000 bail and personal recognizance. He was ordered to have no contact with the victim. He is due back in 6th District Court on Thursday.

Pawtucket police have not yet released the report but a source familiar with the report said the incidents were “well documented.”

According to EG Police Chief Stephen Brown, Edmonds started work in East Greenwich April 1. He had been on the Brown University police before coming to EG. Brown said Edmonds had cleared several security checks on his way to becoming a member of the EGPD. Edmonds is on paid suspension.

New EG police officers are on probation for the first year and can be fired “at will.”

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