Police Officer Arrested For Illegally Committing Ex Girlfriend To Psychiatric Hospital


A police officer from Pennsylvania has been arrested for unlawfully committing his ex-girlfriend to a psychiatric hospital, but his plan backfired when he was caught on tape forcefully restraining her while she pleaded for her release.

Key Takeaway

A police officer in Pennsylvania has been arrested for unlawfully committing his ex-girlfriend to a psychiatric hospital. The officer obtained an illegal involuntary commitment order and forcefully restrained the woman, as captured in a disturbing video. The incident sheds light on the abusive and manipulative behavior exhibited by the officer, highlighting the need for accountability and measures to prevent such misconduct within law enforcement.


Ronald Davis was arrested last Thursday and charged with felony strangulation, unlawful restraint, false imprisonment, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, and official oppression.

The District Attorney of Dauphin County stated that Davis, who is married and has a family, had an “intimate relationship” with his now ex-girlfriend.

Illegal Commitment

Davis allegedly obtained an illegal involuntary commitment order and had the woman involuntarily admitted to a mental health facility against her will, according to a criminal complaint filed in court.

A friend accompanied Davis to record him while he detained the woman, and later handed over the video to the prosecutor, who made it public.

In the disturbing footage, Davis is seen sitting on top of the woman, restraining her on the ground.

She pleads with him to let her go, saying, “This is not normal. Can I get up? I haven’t done anything wrong, except disagree with you.”

The woman tries to free herself, struggling with Davis and elbowing him in the back.

But Davis overpowers her and keeps her under his control until more police officers arrive, and she is taken to the hospital for evaluation. The woman spent a total of five days in the psychiatric ward before being discharged, even though she should not have been there in the first place.

Abusive Relationship

The prosecutor revealed that Davis had an unstable relationship with the woman for four months, at one point threatening her by saying, “I know you’re not crazy, but I’ll make you seem crazy. I know the law.”