Officer in Viral Park Incident Resigns

posted by KTRH News Team -

An Illinois law enforcement officer who stood idly by while a man harassed a woman over her shirt with a Puerto Rican flag has resigned.

A video of the incident has gone viral on social media.  Mia Izirarry rented a park pavilion last month to celebrate a birthday.

She repeatedly asked Cook County Forest Preserves Officer Patrick Connor for help as she was berated by an elderly man who continuously criticized the woman for being "un-American." 

62-year old Timothy Trybus was arrested for assault, and charges could be upgraded to a hate crime.  Officer Connor was placed on desk duty after the video surfaced. 

Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States and people who are from there are US citizens.

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