Police officer resigns ahead of hearing on Puerto Rico shirt incident

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Officer Who Didn’t Step In When Woman In Puerto Rico Shirt Was Harassed Resigns

Connor was seen on cell phone video taken by Mia Irizarry, who was in the Forest Preserves of Cook County to celebrate her 27th birthday. Irizarry can be heard asking the park police officer, identified as Connor, for help, and telling him she is uncomfortable.

In the incident caught on video last month at a northwestern Chicago park, the woman pleads for help as the man harasses her, saying her shirt is un-American. "Then you should not be wearing that". I am troubled by the initial response by the officer who was on the scene. She said the group politely complied but her Puerto Rico shirt appeared to act as a trigger to the man.

I hope we are all more willing than Officer Conner to take action when someone is trying to bully someone else, and I hope most Americans and I know most Americans are not like Mr. Tybus who is afflicted with both fear and ignorance and probably a substance abuse problem.

"You should not be wearing that in the United States of America", Trybus said in a video that Irizarry posted on Facebook. He gets closer to her and asks "Are you a citizen?"

"Yes I am", Irizarry replied.

"Why is she wearing that s**t?"

"That officer did absolutely nothing, he did zero", Irizarry said during the video.

'This guy is just walking up to me, he basically got in my face'.

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A second officer eventually arrives to speak to Trybus.

PHOTO: A then-unidenfied man, pictured, was shown harassing the woman, questioning her citizenship. "I told him I felt uncomfortable multiple times and he didn't do anything". At one point, she turns the camera on herself to show her shirt.

When Irizarry's brother interposed himself between the Trybus and his sister-remaining at least 6 feet from Trybus-Connor told Irizarry's brother to back away.

But it's critical for us to also agree that words and thoughts being expressed by people in America right now, people with voices that reach millions, can contribute to such despicable actions. An officer is seen in the background, but doesn't appear to intervene when the situation escalates.

Trybus was later arrested and charged with assault and disorderly conduct.

Puerto Rico is a United States commonwealth with its own constitution. "The world is not going to change the United States of America, period", he continued.

"(Conner's) personnel file will reflect that this officer did not resign in good standing, with a note indicating that he left the district with discipline pending", the park agency's general superintendent, Arnold Randall, said. Spencer, speaking about America, told the Los Angeles Times in 2016: "We live in a multi-cultural country where now, European Americans are being dispossessed. We intend to use the video in future training exercises for our officers".

"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.

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