IL cop resigns after dispute over Puerto Rican shirt

Woman harassed for wearing Puerto Rico shirt

Officer resigns after dispute over Puerto Rican shirt

- The man who was recorded harassing a woman for wearing a Puerto Rican flag shirt has been charged with a hate crime. Officers later said he appeared intoxicated.

"The 10-year veteran officer resigned late Wednesday, according to Cook County Forest Preserve District officials, rather than fight to keep his badge over the encounter that has been recorded and viewed millions of times, drawing worldwide scorn for Connor's inaction", the outlet reported.

Irizarry can be heard saying that Puerto Rico is part of the United States and the man approaches her multiple times.

"But that isn't where our work ends", the statement read.

As for Trybus, he was released on bond and has a court appearance scheduled on August 1.

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".

Connor was initially placed on desk duty as the investigation got underway. The man resumes his abuse, saying: "You're not American, if you were American you wouldn't wear that".

In the video, posted to Facebook by Irizarry, he can be seen repeatedly coming towards her while shouting at her as she asks him to stop. "At the same time, this video will help inform ongoing officer training so we can all learn from this unfortunate episode". "We might start with the fine example presented by Mia Irizarry and her family, who handled this ugly incident with great composure, never stooping to the level of the man who attacked her".

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Trybus was later arrested and charged with assault and disorderly conduct. "You should be wearing United States of America flag", he said.

'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.

A second officer eventually arrives to speak to Trybus. She explains that Irizarry has a permit and she warns him that he could be arrested "for not being compliant".

Timothy Trybus, 62, kept harassing Irizarry. We can not allow those who do not understand America's greatness to terrorize people due to their background. Officer Connor's actions came under intense fire based on the video.

The appalling incident of June 14 and the inaction of one former member of the Forest Preserves Police should not diminish the greatness of the Preserves, nor dissuade people from enjoying our 70,000 acres of nature and beauty.

The flag of Puerto Rico flies outside the island's Capitol building in San Juan, July 29, 2015.

Footage of the incident, captured on Facebook Live last month, has gone viral, and it even drew the attention of Puerto Rico's governor.

Quick aside and history lesson: Puerto Ricans are indeed USA citizens.

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