A Bronx teen said two cops roughed him up when he mouthed off after one of them stepped in a pile of dog doo. Never knew you couldn’t speak your mind when cops were present…I know now for future!Officers Joseph Murphy, 26, and Jose Ocasio, 28, were charged Monday with assault, accused of beating up Tyre Davis, 17, outside a police stationhouse Feb. 18.
Davis, a senior at Brandeis High School in Manhattan, told the Daily News on Tuesday he was walking with a friend near E. 181st St. and Creston Ave. in Fordham Heights when the feces hit the fan.
“It smells like doo-doo,” he remembers saying and then immediately regretting when he saw a uniformed cop scraping his shoe clean.
“I was like, ‘Oh, man – why did I say that?’”Davis said.
At that point, he said other officers in an unmarked van nearby scolded him for making a joke, then handcuffed him and took him to the 46th Precinct.
He said Murphy and Ocasio followed him when he was released after getting a disorderly conduct summons and led him into an alley. One punched him in the right ear, the other in the forehead, he said.
Davis said he fell and hit his head on a brick wall during the 30-second attack. “I thought I was going to die,” he said.
He contacted Internal Affairs, which investigated his claim and arrested the officers. The officers expect to be vindicated, their lawyer said after the arrest.