Cop Resigns In Puerto Rico Shirt Dispute

Howard TerryJul 13, 2018

Cook County Forest Preserves officials are promising action after a disturbing video showing a woman being harassed over her Puerto Rican flag T-shirt. The Tribune said these are "enhancements" on prior charges of misdemeanor assault and disorderly conduct.

In a statement announcing Connor's resignation, officials with the Forest Preserve District of Cook County said that they planned to further address "aspects of this incident" and that they would not provide additional details until Thursday.

VIDEO: Man harasses woman for wearing Puerto Rico shirt in Illinois Trybus is then seen asking her if she's an American saying, "Are you a citizen?"

"You're not an American", Trybus screamed at Irizarry.

"You should not be wearing that in the United States of America", Trybus said in a video that Irizarry posted on Facebook.

On Wednesday, the police officer who was also at the scene resigned.

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

She says: "Officer, I'm renting, I paid for a permit for this area".

More officers arrived and arrested the man, who was described as drunk. "Then you should not be wearing that". If you were American, you wouldn't wear that.

"We don't know what was happening outside the video; we don't know what was going on inside his [Conner's] head at the time", Cummings told CNN.

'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.

"You are not going to change us, you know that, right?" The woman, Mia Irizarry, is heard appealing to the officer to help restrain the man, but the officer doesn't appear to engage until almost 10 minutes later, when other officers arrive.

And, while most police officers would have done the right thing in that incident, this guy was caught on tape doing the wrong thing, or more accurately, doing nothing, at all.

Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle released a statement Thursday saying, "Under the leadership of General Superintendent Arnold Randall and his team, the Forest Preserves of Cook County have become a safe, welcoming place of exploration, recreation and leisure for everyone".

Puerto Rico has been a United States territory since 1899.

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. Puerto Rican residents have been American citizens since 1917 and have the right to vote in U.S. presidential primaries but not in presidential elections.

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