Sept. 24, 2018 By Tara Law
An NYPD officer who has a history of beating and threatening his ex-girlfriend was arrested twice for assaulting her again in the past week.
Keith Roman, a six-year NYPD veteran assigned to the Housing Bureau, has allegedly harassed and assaulted his ex-girlfriend multiple times over the past four months.
On Friday, Roman, 29, was arrested in Astoria and slapped with multiple charges, including third degree assault and criminal obstruction of breathing. He was then released without bail and ordered to return to court on Oct. 15.
Hours later, the police cuffed Roman again— for sending the victim additional messages.
Police say that Roman has been suspended without pay.
Roman has allegedly abused and harassed his ex girlfriend several times since May, according to the Queens District Attorney’s office.
On May 16, according to the criminal complaint, the pair got into an argument on Queens Boulevard and Roman grabbed her hand and squeezed it, preventing her from pulling it away. The victim later told investigators that the incident had made her hand red and caused her a lot of pain.
Roman’s most violent attack took place at 8:30 p.m. on June 20, according to the complaint. The alleged assault took place after the pair got into an argument near 63rd Street, the complaint said.
Roman allegedly punched his ex girlfriend in the face and grabbed her around the throat with both hands. The victim also told police that she cut her foot while trying to run away from him.
Finally on Sept. 7, Roman left a threatening message on her phone.
He told her, according to police, “You are going to turn around and I will be there, you do not know who you are messing with.”
He also texted her a photo— an image of a noose hanging in a tree.
The police investigated Roman and ultimately arrested him on Sept. 7.
Soon after he was released, the police nabbed him again— for sending the victim a pair of Facebook messages. Roman was slapped with two additional charges at the time— criminal contempt and aggravated harassment.