Officer Who Appeared to Ignore Puerto Rican Flag Shirt Episode Resigns


The forest preserve district says officials continue to investigate the incident.

Irizarry had a permit for the space, officials said, and she says in the video she was there for a birthday party.

A man identified as Trybus is seen in a video accosting Mia Irizarry, 24, at the Caldwell Woods forest preserve in Chicago on June 14.

"Are you a citizen?" he's also heard saying.

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.

Irizarry said Puerto Rico is part of the United States, and the man approaches her multiple times. She asks the officer for help, saying the man is making her feel uncomfortable. The felony hate crime charges are enhancements on the charges of misdemeanor assault and misdemeanor disorderly conduct he was originally charged with after the incident.

PHOTO: The first officer on the scene did not appear to intervene and has since been placed on desk duty.

Trybus was later charged with assault and disorderly conduct.

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And, while most police officers would have done the right thing in that incident, this guy was caught on tape doing the wrong thing, or more accurately, doing nothing, at all.

The woman, who apparently is the one recording the encounter, can be heard talking but her face is not shown. These angry outbursts and attacks do not represent our values here at the Forest Preserve system and in Cook County, and are not representing who we are as a country.

Meanwhile an investigation into the incident continues despite the officer's resignation.

This week, video hit the internet that showed Trybus aggressively pestering a woman at park pavilion outside Chicago, sparking immediate outrage. 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. "People have just as much right to be here as you do, and when you're drunk you don't belong here".

"The world is not going to change the United States of America". I am troubled by the initial response by the officer who was on the scene.

In the wake of the incident, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle offered the woman an apology and took the unusual step of calling Ricardo Rossello, the governor of Puerto Rico. "At the same time, this video will help inform ongoing officer training so we can all learn from this unfortunate episode".

On Twitter, he said: "We can not allow those who do not understand America's greatness to terrorize people due to their background".

Randall, the forest preserves superintendent, said his agency has apologized to Irizarry and refunded the money she had paid for a permit to gather at a picnic table area on the day of the incident. Spencer, speaking about America, told the Los Angeles Times in 2016: "We live in a multi-cultural country where now, European Americans are being dispossessed".