Cop Drags Mentally Ill Woman by Her Ankle Down a Flight of Stairs

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WOOSTER, OH — A now-former Sheriff’s Deputy has resigned following a horrific scene from his body cam showing him drag a mentally ill woman down a flight of stairs by her ankle.

The woman can be heard screaming in pain and agony on the footage.

The cop continues to drag her by her ankle into a puddle on the concrete, soaking her head in filthy water.

Deputy Ryan Peterman has “resigned” now that the footage has been reviewed and released to the public.

The incident began when Deputy Peterman responded to a call about a mentally ill woman who felt suicidal.

Rather than getting the woman safely into an environment where she could be helped with her mental illness rehabilitated, the body cam footage shows Deputy Peterman screaming orders at the woman.

The woman was crying and did not want to be taken to jail, but Deputy Peterman dragged her like a wet dish rag out of her own home.

Moments later the woman’s body is seen dragged down a flight of stairs.

One can only imagine the pain she may have felt as her body jabbed into each step while the cop continued dragging her. –

Even though he “resigned,” Deputy Peterman is still on the force, however.

He has been hired as a deputy by the Holmes County Sheriff’s Office.

We see this all the time. An officer will “resign” or face “disciplinary action” only to resurface on the force again in another department, shuffling themselves around like one of those magic tricks where you have to guess which cup is hiding the marble underneath it.

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