Cop arrested after he had his ex-girlfriend committed to a psych ward under false pretenses

A Pennsylvania state trooper was arrested last week after he illegally had his ex-girlfriend committed to a psych ward, Complex reported.

Ronald Davis, 37, was charged with felony strangulation, unlawful imprisonment, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, and official oppression after he had her placed in a mental health treatment program under false pretenses.

From Complex:

In court documents released by the district attorney’s office, per the New York Post, Davis requested help from other state troopers on Aug. 21 under the pretense he knew someone who needed to be committed for mental health issues. He obtained an affidavit of probable cause after he shared alleged texts to county officials that showed she threatened suicide. When the order was approved, he sought to arrest the woman, only identified by authorities as ‘M.F.’

In a disturbing video of the off-duty arrest of his ex, whom he dated for at least four months, he tackled her to the ground as she resisted his attempts to apprehend her under allegedly false cause. “You’re insane, you’re absolutely insane,” she said in the video at one point. He later held her to the ground as she repeatedly told him she couldn’t breathe. “Why are you treating me like a criminal?” she said after she was restrained and uniformed officers arrived.

Watch the video below:

Read the full report over at Complex.

Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.