Puerto Rican T-shirt video controversy results in officer's resignation

Officer resigns after dispute over Puerto Rican shirt

The police officer who appeared to stand by and do nothing as a man harassed a woman wearing a Puerto Rican T-shirt in a Chicago park has resigned.

In an earlier statement, the police said that an investigation had been launched and the officer had been placed on desk duty.

"You should not be wearing that in the United States of America", Trybus later says in the video, moving closer to her.

"But that isn't where our work ends", they said in a statement, adding: "We are further addressing aspects of this incident".

Irizarry filmed the video about a month ago, but it has gained recent traction and since been watched more than a million times.

The man who was tormenting Irizarry, identified by police as Timothy Trybus, 62, has been charged with assault and disorderly conduct.

Irizzary then begins to talk to her Facebook Live viewers, saying: 'As you can see the police are not even, he's not even grabbing him'.

The officer has been identified as Patrick Conner of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County Police Department, So an older racist yells at a young Latina because he doesn't like what she and other Puerto Ricans living in "his" community he says represent.

"Officer, I feel highly threatened", she says, as Mr Connor turns his back and walks towards his patrol vehicle.

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Mia Irizarry posted a video that went viral, capturing an ugly scene as she was trying to celebrate her 24th birthday peacefully in the Forest Preserves of Cook County in IL in June.

But the video makes clear that we all have to step up to defend the United States from this tide of bullying, misogyny, homophobia, and xenophobia, and stand up for what America is really all about.

Officer Connor was set to have a disciplinary hearing Thursday, but resigned Wednesday night instead. "I told him I felt uncomfortable multiple times and he didn't do anything". "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". "Are you a United States citizen?"

The island of Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory.

'People have just as much right to be here as you do, ' she can be heard telling him in the clip. Other officers eventually arrived and arrested the man.

"I am appalled, shocked and disturbed by the officer's behaviour", Gov Ricardo Rosselló said on Twitter.

'He failed to deescalate the situation and therefore did not ensure a citizen's safety'.

Preckwinkle called the video "completely unacceptable" and said she was "troubled" by the officer's response to the "terrible" incident. This is not the America we all believe in'.

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