She says the dog crap in question hadn’t even come from her dog. She was beaten for refusing to subject herself to the humiliation of picking it up at the order of a uniformed thug on a power trip. These cops are your overlords, lady. When they tell you to pick up dog crap, you pick up dog crap. Simple as that. Or suffer the consequences.
Ann Stanczyk had a Black Friday she’ll never forget – the 49-year-old Queens woman says she was humiliated and beaten by two NYPD cops in a dispute over dog droppings.
Pictures taken by her son a day after the Nov. 26 incident show Stanczyk with a welt under one eye and a garish purple bruise on her breast, plus injuries to her hands and knee.
Yesterday, the Polish immigrant filed a complaint with the Civilian Complaint Review Board and plans to sue.
“I just doing it to protect other people from police brutality,” Stanczyk told the Daily News. “I don’t want what happened to me happen to anyone else. I want to protect the others. If it can happen to me it can happen to other people.”
Stanczyk, a married housewife from Rockaway Beach, was walking her terrier, Psotka – Polish for “prankster” – when she wound up in a confrontation with two uniformed officers from the 100th Precinct, Shaun Grossweiler and Richard DeMartino.
“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.”
Read more at the New York Daily News.