BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — A Baton Rouge police officer who was arrested Wednesday on domestic abuse charges will be held on a $10,000 bond.
Michael Mitchell, 27, was arrested in connection to a 2022 domestic abuse complaint. He allegedly accused the victim of having an affair before reportedly hitting her in the face with his service gun. His charges include domestic abuse battery with a dangerous weapon, domestic abuse aggravated assault and malfeasance in office.
Mitchell was a three-year veteran of the Baton Rouge Police Department who was assigned to the Uniform Patrol. Officials said he was placed on administrative leave.
A judge ordered Friday that Mitchell must sign a protective order and must enroll with a criminal justice service monitoring company for an ankle monitor before his bond can be posted. He cannot have any contact with the victim, according to bond conditions.