Puerto Rican T-shirt video controversy results in officer's resignation

Puerto Rican T-shirt video controversy results in officer's resignation

The Cook County Forest Preserve District police officer who resigned after being caught on video seemingly ignoring a woman's call for help did not leave "in good standing", and an investigation into his conduct continues, the district's superintendent said Thursday. "Are you a United States citizen?"

"That officer did absolutely nothing - he did absolutely zero", Irizarry said in the video, which was streamed from her Facebook profile on June 14, but gained a wider audience this week.

"Officer, officer, I feel highly uncomfortable", Irizarry tells Connor, who does not appear to respond to her as he is addressed, and can be seen turning his back and walking toward his police auto.

On three separate occasions, Irizarry can be seen asking for Connor's assistance and expressing her discomfort with Trybus's harassment.

Caldwell Woods is part of the Forest Preserves of Cook County. Reached Thursday, a spokeswoman for the pension fund said policy precluded her from sharing details about Connor's pension eligibility.

Hours before his resignation Wednesday evening, Tamara Cummings, the top lawyer for the union that represents forest preserve officers, said that Connor was eager to cooperate with the investigation and get the whole story out there.

Cook County Commissioner Jesús "Chuy" García had called for such charges against Trybus a day earlier.

At the hearing, Connor would have had to clarify why he didn't respond to Irizarry's pleas for help as 62-year-old Timothy Trybus berated her.

Officials on Tuesday said that Conner was the officer being investigated. The intoxicated individual involved in the incident was arrested and charged with assault and disorderly conduct.

The fact that he resigned under pending disciplinary proceedings will be noted in his personnel file - a red flag that means he can never be re-hired at the forest preserve, Arnold said. He asks her whether she is an American citizen, even though Puerto Rico is a USA territory and its residents are us citizens. I do not feel comfortable with him here. "If you're an American, you wouldn't be wearing that". Can you please grab him?

"OK, OK", Ms Irizarry says, trying to placate him.

President Woodrow Wilson in 1917 signed into law the Jones-Shafroth Act, granting US citizenship to residents of Puerto Rico.

But the officer continues to do nothing or even move closer to Irizzary as the man continues to approach her.

'People have just as much right to be here as you do, ' she can be heard telling him in the clip.

The video has prompted widespread outrage and concern, both over Trybus's harassment of Irizarry and over Connor's failure to intervene.

District police Chief Kelvin Pope said Connor was "very remorseful" when he resigned on Wednesday, but that Connor considered it "an unfortunate incident" and felt he wasn't "given a fair shake" by all the publicity. The island is a USA commonwealth, and Puerto Ricans are American citizens.

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