The Illinois officer who appeared to disregard final month’s Puerto Rico shirt confrontation resigned from his place on Wednesday, officers introduced.
Patrick Connor, a 12-year veteran of the Forest Protect District of Prepare dinner County Police Division, got here below hearth final month after a video posted on Fb appeared to indicate him holding his distance as a person harassed a girl sporting a shirt of the Puerto Rican flag, The New York Instances famous.
The video drew widespread criticism, angering public officers together with Gov. Ricardo A. Rosselló of Puerto Rico, who mentioned Connor’s conduct was appalling and referred to as for his dismissal.
“He did not deescalate the state of affairs and due to this fact didn’t guarantee a citizen’s security,” Rosselló mentioned in a tweet.
We shall be wanting into this incident as our places of work in DC are involved with native and state authorities, demanding that this officer be expelled from the police pressure. He did not deescalate the state of affairs and due to this fact didn’t guarantee a citizen’s security.
— Ricardo Rossello (@ricardorossello) July 10, 2018
Shortly after the incident, the division introduced on Twitter that Connor had been placed on desk obligation whereas investigations into the matter continued.
The investigation is ongoing and the officer concerned has been assigned to desk obligation pending the result. The intoxicated particular person concerned within the incident was arrested and charged with assault and disorderly conduct.
— Forest Preserves (@FPDCC) July 9, 2018
On Wednesday the division mentioned on Fb that Connor had resigned, including that it will be “additional addressing facets of this incident” with extra data to be shared shortly.
The confrontation happened June in Caldwell Woods, a park in northern Chicago, The New York Instances famous.
Mia Irizarry, 24, was repeatedly harassed by a person for the shirt she was sporting, nonetheless, video footage of the incident exhibits Connor showing to show away when she calls out to him for help.