New York — The New York Daily News is reporting on an incident where a Queens, New York woman, Ann Stanczyk is claiming that she was beaten by NYPD for not picking up dog feces when asked to.
“They saw my dog and they said I didn’t clean up,” said Stanczyk, fighting back tears as she spoke in halting English. “I said, ‘No, she only pee.’ They, of course, not agree with me and I say, ‘Show me. Where is it?’”
The officers found dog feces nearby, she said.
“Pick it up,” she said one cop ordered her. “I got scared. I pick up. I said, ‘It’s cold, not belong to my dog.’ When I smiled and said I didn’t do anything, that made them very upset.”
At that point, Stanczyk was handcuffed and arrested. When she used her feet to try to prevent them from closing the patrol car door to secure her, she says, the beating began.
“I get scared to death,” she said. “I started to scream, ‘My dog! My dog!’ They punch me in my face. They punch me in my breast. They punch me in my stomach.”