Man Filmed Accosting Woman In Puerto Rico Shirt Charged With Hate Crime

Officer resigns after dispute over Puerto Rican shirt

Cook County Forest Preserves officials are promising action after a disturbing video showing a woman being harassed over her Puerto Rican flag T-shirt. He had previously been charged with misdemeanor assault for the incident.

The fallout since the video's dissemination has been swift: The officer, Patrick Connor, who had been placed on desk duty on June 25 during an internal investigation, resigned on Wednesday amid calls for the forest preserve district to terminate his employment.

During the clip, which went on to be viewed almost two million times, Trybus yells at Irizarry that she "should not be wearing that in the United States of America" in reference to her Puerto Rican flag shirt, as well as repeatedly asking if she is an American citizen.

"You should not be wearing that in the United States of America", the man can be heard saying to her on a video she posted on Facebook. "The United States of America is a nation that was built and thrives on diversity".

Mobile video shows the officer, Patrick Connor, appearing to ignore the woman's pleas that he intervene as a white man repeatedly jabs his finger at her.

Trybus, 62, was arrested Thursday by Cook County Forest Preserve District Police and is scheduled to appear for a bond hearing at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Skokie courthouse. "I told him I felt uncomfortable multiple times and he didn't do anything".

Ricardo Rossello, the governor of Puerto Rico, wants the officer fired. 'Why are you wearing that?'

Cook County Commission President Toni Preckwinkle called Gov. Rossello and offered him her personal apology.

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Irizarry posted the video of Trybus's racist rant and Officer Connor's lack of response on Facebook, where it attracted huge attention across the country and around the world.

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. The man resumes his abuse, saying: "You're not American".

On Monday, Forest Preserves of Cook County, which administers the park, tweeted it was aware of the June 14 incident and video, and it had launched an investigation.

"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". "Can you please grab him?"

More officers then arrived at the scene and a female cop sat Trybus down and threatened to charge him.

"You shouldn't be wearing that", he said, referring to a shirt that read Puerto Rico and displayed the flag.

There was also a comment at the end "Why don't you and your people go back where you came from". "This is not the America we all believe in".

I showed my official ID as a Member of Congress, to which the officer said, "I don't think so", indicating that she thought my ID was a fake and that I couldn't possibly be a Member of Congress.

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