Offbeat Police officer resigns ahead of hearing on Puerto Rico shirt incident

13:56  12 july  2018
13:56  12 july  2018 Source:   foxnews.com

Caught on video: Man harangues woman in park for wearing Puerto Rico shirt; police officer does little to help

  Caught on video: Man harangues woman in park for wearing Puerto Rico shirt; police officer does little to help Authorities in Illinois are investigating an incident caught on video in which a white man harangued a Latino woman who was wearing a Puerto Rico shirt.Authorities in Illinois are investigating an incident caught on video in which a white man harangued a Latino woman who was wearing a shirt displaying the Puerto Rican flag at a local park.

A police officer who drew criticism for allegedly failing to intervene in a dispute between a man and a woman over the woman’s Puerto Rico flag shirt has resigned , officials said Wednesday evening.

An Illinois police officer who drew criticism after he was caught on video appearing to ignore a woman’s pleas for help as a man harassed her about a Puerto Rican flag shirt resigned his position late Wednesday, officials said. Ricardo A. Rosselló of Puerto Rico .

a red white and blue flag: The flag of Puerto Rico flies outside the island's Capitol building in San Juan, July 29, 2015. © Provided by Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. The flag of Puerto Rico flies outside the island's Capitol building in San Juan, July 29, 2015.

A police officer who drew criticism for allegedly failing to intervene in a dispute between a man and a woman over the woman’s Puerto Rico flag shirt has resigned, officials said Wednesday evening.

Officer Patrick Connor had been placed on desk duty pending an investigation into the matter, and was scheduled to attend a hearing with his bosses on Thursday, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

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.

Woman berated for Puerto Rico shirt says officer 'blatantly ignored' her; suspect's lawyer says conduct affected by alcohol, pain pills

  Woman berated for Puerto Rico shirt says officer 'blatantly ignored' her; suspect's lawyer says conduct affected by alcohol, pain pills The woman shown in a viral video being berated for wearing a Puerto Rican flag T-shirt said Friday that she's disappointed a police officer in the video resigned before any public hearing because she won't be able to hear his explanation for why he "blatantly ignored" her request for help. But Mia Irizarry said she felt "indescribable joy" that the officer won't be in a position to turn someone else away. "I will never get to hear fromThe woman shown in a viral video being berated for wearing a Puerto Rican flag T-shirt said Friday that she's disappointed a police officer in the video resigned before any public hearing because she won't be able to hear his explanation for why he "blatantly ignored" he

Caught on video last month, an Illinois police officer appears to ignore a woman’s pleas for help as a man harasses her over a Puerto Rican flag shirt . Her friends can be heard telling him that Puerto Rico is part of the United States.

Puerto Rico Governor Demands Officer Be Fired For Not Stopping Harassment of Woman Wearing Puerto Rican Flag Shirt . 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.

A woman who was visiting Caldwell Woods on June 14 complained that a man approached her and questioned her citizenship, telling her she shouldn't be wearing the Puerto Rico shirt, even though the Caribbean island is a U.S. commonwealth and its residents are considered American citizens.

Video of the incident shows the officer nearby but not responding. Other officers eventually arrived and arrested the man.

Despite Connor’s resignation, the forest preserve district says officials continue to investigate the incident.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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