A Chicago police officer reportedly quit on Wednesday after he was captured on video ignoring a woman’s pleas as she is harassed over her “Puerto Rico” shirt.
The Cook County Forest Preserve said that Officer Patrick Connor resigned after outrage over his inaction during the June 14 incident, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
A disciplinary hearing was scheduled for Thursday, the paper said.
“We are further addressing aspects of this incident and General Superintendent Arnold Randall will have more details at a media availability tomorrow morning,” the forest preserve said.
During the encounter, 24-year-old Mia Irizarry was aggressively questioned about her citizenship by a man who said she “shouldn’t be wearing that” — referring to a shirt that read Puerto Rico and displayed the flag.
“You’re not going to change us,” 62-year-old Timothy Trybus is heard saying in the video.
“The world is not going to change the United States of America. You should not be wearing that in the United States of America.”
Puerto Rico has been a US territory since 1899.
As the woman pleads for help from the officer, Connor appears to simply ignore her.
Eventually, more officers arrived and Trybus was arrested on charges of assault and disorderly conduct.