U.S. officer quits after harassment over Puerto Rico shirt

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Officer Patrick Connor, a10-year veteran, was scheduled to explain to his superiors today why he did nothing as a woman was berated by a belligerent man who was allegedly drunk, and cursed the woman for wearing the shirt, reports the Chicago Sun-Times. She said she was thankful officials recognized the behavior of the officer was wrong.

But the Forest Preserves of Cook County announced on Twitter that Connor decided instead to leave the preserves' police force, which he had served since 2006.

In the viral clip a white man approaches her and demands to know why she is wearing her shirt, which had "Puerto Rico" written on it.

Supt Randall said that Ms Irizarry deserved to be praised for her response amid a national trend of "racially charged, abusive incidents we're seeing throughout the country".

Garcia posted a statement in which he said, "The Puerto Rican community deserves an apology and the young woman deserves justice from the Cook County Forest Preserve and the Cook County Justice System". But Conner resigned before investigators could ask him what happened during a disciplinary hearing, Pope said at a news conference Thursday.

The video also shows Irizarry ask a nearby officer, Connor, for help, but he does not appear to intervene. "The United States of America is a nation that was built and thrives on diversity".

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"That officer did absolutely nothing - he did absolutely zero", Ms Irizarry said in her 36-minute long Facebook live broadcast.

Prosecutors are considering whether to file hate crime charges in the case, Cook County state's attorney's spokeswoman, Tandra Simonton, said Thursday.

The Forest Preserves confirmed they launched an investigation into the response of the officer, with Connor assigned to desk duty pending the outcome. The agency tweeted Monday that an investigation of the officer is ongoing.

My wife and I wanted to let her know that we support her and we admire her.

"Are you a citizen?"

Irizarry said Puerto Rico is part of the United States, and the man approaches her multiple times. 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.

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

Several different versions of the video have appeared across social media, but they all show a man, later identified by authorities as Trybus, berating a woman.

"I do not feel comfortable with him here, is there anything you can do?"

One of the other responding officers tells Trybus that he can't be harassing people, adding that people have just as much right to be in the park as he does.

The female officer then interviewed Irizzary, who told her that the first officer on the scene stood "watching the whole thing happen". 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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