By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Video of a woman being arrested at Manhattan’s Riverside Park is sparking outrage online.

Her crime was walking her dogs without leashes.

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Dora Marchand, 29, says at first, officers were going to give her a warning, but they placed her in handcuffs when she couldn’t show them any ID, which she says she left at her apartment.

Marchand says she was taken to a holding cell and left handcuffed for two hours before she was released.

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“I was pretty calm the whole time, like, I didn’t, like, curse them out,” she said. “They put me in a cell by myself … I felt like they were treating me like a criminal.”

The Parks Department, however, is defending the officers’ actions, saying the video doesn’t show Marchand becoming confrontational when she was asked for ID.

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Editor’s note: This story first appeared on August 13.

CBSNewYork Team