Chicago Officer Who Allowed Racist Verbal Assault Resigns Before Hearing

Posted July 14, 2018

Trybus could face up to five years in prison for each of the hate crime charges.

Trybus was later arrested and charged with assault and disorderly conduct.

A bond hearing is set for Friday in Skokie at 1:30 p.m. An officer is seen in the background, but doesn't appear to intervene when the situation escalates.

The Forest Preserves of Cook County confirmed that Officer Patrick Connor no longer works for the department following an incident filmed on June 14, which went viral almost a month later.

"But that isn't where our work ends", the statement read.

Forest preserve officials said they "are further addressing aspects of this incident" and more details are forthcoming.

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My wife and I wanted to let her know that we support her and we admire her. Officer Connor's actions came under intense fire based on the video.

WARNING: This video contains offensive language.

In the unedited video, Mr Connor is seen trying to reassure the victim that Mr Trybus does not pose a threat to her safety. As Trybus continues to harass her other officers arrived and a female police officer finally steps in on behalf of Irizarry.

Trybus took issue with Irizarry's shirt, which displayed the Puerto Rican flag. "Are you a citizen?" the man can be heard saying in a video recording of the incident posted on Facebook. Trybus is then seen asking her if she's an American saying, "Are you a citizen?" 'The world is not going to change the United States of America. She had appealed to Officer Connor for help, but he appears to not respond. "I really do believe there are people who say to themselves, 'If Trump can do it, I can do it".

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

"A charge for simple assault or disorderly conduct is not sufficient", García said.

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

Since the incident occurred in a public park, it would automatically be upgraded to a Class 3 felony, punishable by between two and 10 years in prison.

Once the video gained traction online and as a chorus calling for the officer's termination rose, the Forest Preserves confirmed on Twitter that Trybus, referred to as an "intoxicated individual", was arrested and charged. I've seen the video and I'm outraged that this would happen anywhere, let alone and especially sad that it happened in our forest preserve system. However, she cautioned that some things may not have been captured on video, stressing that the investigation needs to be completed. 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.

"I think that's the reason we're here today, because he did not", police Chief Kevin Pope told reporters.

The officer was put on desk duty while officials investigated the incident, but he resigned this week.

Connor's resignation was "a commonsense decision after his inaction and failure to serve Cook County", Cook County Commissioner Jesus Garcia said, according to The Chicago-Sun Times.

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On Twitter, he said: "We can not allow those who do not understand America's greatness to terrorize people due to their background". 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". I am troubled by the initial response by the officer who was on the scene.