Officer Who Appeared to Ignore Puerto Rican Flag Shirt Episode Resigns

Woman harassed for wearing Puerto Rico shirt

A USA police officer has quit amid an inquiry into his response to a woman who was racially harassed while wearing a Puerto Rican flag shirt.

The woman complained that a man at Caldwell Woods in the Cook County Forest Preserves was questioning her citizenship and telling her she shouldn't be wearing the shirt.

Timothy Trybus, 62, of Des Plaines now is charged with two felony counts of committing a hate crime in addition to misdemeanor counts of assault and disorderly conduct he already faced.

Trybus was later charged with assault and disorderly conduct.

The forest preserve officer seen in the background of the video and not coming to her aid resigned Wednesday. "Are you a citizen?"

"He's very distraught and not happy about having to leave employment much sooner than he intended, but because of the strong reaction from the public and political figures, he thought it would be unrealistic to stay as an officer".

'We will be looking into this incident as our offices in DC are in contact with local and state authorities, demanding that this officer be expelled from the police force, ' Rosello tweeted on Tuesday.

Irizarry had a permit for the space, officials said, and she says in the video she was there for a birthday party. "Officer, officer, I feel highly uncomfortable", repeatedly asking Officer Patrick Connor, standing nearby, to do something about the incident. As we said yesterday, if a white woman said she was being harassed by a Black or Latin person, the police would have reacted with a quickness.

"The world is not going to change the United States of America".

The officer can then be seen talking to the man who gesticulates back and tells him to "shut the f*** up".

The video shows Trybus continuing to confront Irizarry and her friends for about 10 minutes before additional police officers arrive and eventually arrest him.

The island of Puerto Rico is a USA territory.

"And when you're drunk, you don't belong here", the officer tells Trybus. She never called police herself. These angry outbursts and attacks do not represent our values here at the Forest Preserve system and in Cook County, and are not representing who we are as a country.

"The investigation is ongoing and the officer involved has been assigned to desk duty pending the outcome".

Randall said the Forest Preserve refunded Irizarry permit fee and apologized.

Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia called Connor's resignation "a commonsense decision after his inaction and failure to serve Cook County". We can not allow those who do not understand America's greatness to terrorize people due to their background.

Tamara Cummings, general counsel for the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police Labor Council said about the deplorable incident: "The video does not look good, but anybody who is a football fan knows that the video does not tell the whole story". I am troubled by the initial response by the officer who was on the scene. This is not the America we all believe in'.

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