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DA: Cop Charged with Punching, Choking Ex-Girlfriend

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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.

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Believer of the system

Boy these personality tests they administer for entry into the force sure are rigorous….

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Mary

Domestic violence is very scary and it is, even more, scarier when the one whose job it is to protect and serve is the one committing the violence. Why in this day and age is this not being taken seriously? Do the victims have to die? And since he seems to be psychotic, he has no business being a cop. This guy should be locked up for a very long time. I fear if not dealt with the next thing we will hear will be about her murder.

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MOTHER

WHY IS IT THAT BECAUSE HE HAS A BADGE HE THINKS HE CAN DO WHATEVER HE WANTS & THINK HE WON’T GET PUNISHED?? WHY DID THEY HAVE TO WAIT FOR SO MANY INCIDENTS TO HAPPEN TO FINALLY ARREST HIM?? WHY???? HE DESERVES TO GO TO JAIL….

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Never Left Astoria

Yes he is out – Released on Recognizance. The article fails to note that he was also arrested for DWI in March 2018, also Released on Recognizance then – check it out on webcrims.com
Hard to believe no one saw this coming at the NYPD – specially after a DWI bust – where I would bet he did not blow into breathalyzer. Wonder if they put him behind a desk and still paid him.

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