The police officer who appeared to stand by and do nothing as a man harassed a woman wearing a Puerto Rican T-shirt in a Chicago park has resigned.
In the video of the June 14 incident, which has since been widely circulated online, Trybus is heard repeatedly questioning the woman's citizenship and told her she shouldn't be wearing her Puerto Rican flag shirt. The Cook County State's Attorney's Office said Timothy Trybus, 62, has been charged with two counts of felony hate crime.
The charges stem from a June incident in which Trybus, who was reportedly intoxicated, confronted a woman for wearing a shirt with the Puerto Rican flag emblazoned across the front.
As for Trybus, he was released on bond and has a court appearance scheduled on August 1.
"That officer did absolutely nothing - he did absolutely zero", Ms Irizarry said in her 36-minute long Facebook live broadcast. "I told him I was uncomfortable multiple times".
The video shows the officer appearing not to move any closer to the pair or do anything to actively end the situation.
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Puerto Rico is a US territory and its residents are USA citizens, yet Trybus, who is white, told Irizarry that "if you're an American citizen, you should not be wearing that".
The agency said that Officer Patrick Conner resigned late Tuesday.
Later she says: "Officer, I feel entirely uncomfortable, can you remove ... please officer" as the officer is seen walking away from her.
In an earlier statement, the police said that an investigation had been launched and the officer had been placed on desk duty. As Trybus continues to harass her other officers arrived and a female police officer finally steps in on behalf of Irizarry. "At the same time, this video will help inform ongoing officer training so we can all learn from this unfortunate episode".
Eventually the first officer on the scene takes notes of Irizarry's account of the incident and says that he was at the scene due to the separate incident, noting that she was not being attacked though acknowledging she felt threatened. They also said that more officers responded and arrested Trybus when the first officer asked for assistance on the radio. President Woodrow Wilson in 1917 signed into law the Jones-Shafroth Act, granting US citizenship to residents of Puerto Rico.
Puerto Rico is a USA commonwealth with its own constitution, rather than a state. This is not the America we all believe in'.