On December 7, 2015, news broke that he was involved in an alleged domestic violence incident with his girlfriend in Davie, Florida at Chapman's home on October 30, 2015.  A pending trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers was put on hold as MLB announced it would be investigating the incident as part of its personal conduct policy.  In the incident, he was accused of choking his girlfriend and firing eight gunshots. No charges were filed by the police due to inconsistency in his girlfriend's reports and lack of physical evidence, and his attorney issued a statement denying the allegations.  The trade to the Dodgers was cancelled and the Reds eventually traded Chapman to the Yankees three weeks later. Although he was not charged, MLB suspended him for 30 games as a result of "Chapman's use of the firearm and its effect on his partner," ending May 9, 2016. He was the first player disciplined by the new personal conduct policy enacted in August 2015, which empowered MLB to suspend a player from games without a final sentence.