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Illinois Cop Resigns After Dispute Over Puerto Rican Shirt

A police officer has resigned amid an investigation into his response to a woman who said she was being harassed in a Chicago forest preserve for wearing a shirt with the Puerto Rican flag.



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A police officer has resigned amid an investigation into his response to a woman who said she was being harassed in a Chicago forest preserve for wearing a shirt with the Puerto Rican flag.

The Forest Preserves of Cook County announced on Twitter that Officer Patrick Connor resigned late Wednesday. Records show he had been with the force since 2006.

A woman complained that a man at Caldwell Woods was questioning her citizenship and telling her she shouldn’t be wearing the shirt. Puerto Rico is a U.S. commonwealth.

Video of the June 14 incident shows the officer didn’t respond. More officers eventually arrived and arrested the man.

Connor was initially placed on desk duty as the investigation got underway. The forest preserve district says officials continue to investigate the incident.

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