Illinois cop resigns after dispute over Puerto Rican shirt - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Illinois cop resigns after dispute over Puerto Rican shirt

IL police officer resigns 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.(Source: Pixabay) IL police officer resigns 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.(Source: Pixabay)

CHICAGO (AP) - 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.

Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Heartland NewsNewsMore>>

  • Police: Armed, dangerous suspect wanted after Sikeston armed robbery

    Police: Armed, dangerous suspect wanted after Sikeston armed robbery

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 12:25 PM EDT2018-07-17 16:25:01 GMT
    An armed and dangerous suspect is wanted in connection with an armed robbery at the Dollar General in Sikeston, Mo. (Source: Sikeston DPS)An armed and dangerous suspect is wanted in connection with an armed robbery at the Dollar General in Sikeston, Mo. (Source: Sikeston DPS)

    An armed and dangerous man is wanted after a reported armed robbery at a Sikeston, Missouri store on Monday, July 16.

    An armed and dangerous man is wanted after a reported armed robbery at a Sikeston, Missouri store on Monday, July 16.

  • Rend Lake Water District: Everything running smoothly after main line break in May

    Rend Lake Water District: Everything running smoothly after main line break in May

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 12:58 PM EDT2018-07-17 16:58:54 GMT
    Engineers at the Rend Lake Water Treatment plant say southern Illinois residents shouldn't worry about losing water anytime soon after making repairs to the main break. (Source: Taylor Clark, KFVS)Engineers at the Rend Lake Water Treatment plant say southern Illinois residents shouldn't worry about losing water anytime soon after making repairs to the main break. (Source: Taylor Clark, KFVS)

    Everything is "running smoothly" after a main line break left hundreds of thousands of southern Illinois residents without water in May.

    Everything is "running smoothly" after a main line break left hundreds of thousands of southern Illinois residents without water in May.

  • IL Senators announce more than $1M awarded to fire departments

    IL Senators announce more than $1M awarded to fire departments

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 12:51 PM EDT2018-07-17 16:51:46 GMT
    Firefighters are getting funding for much needed improvements (Source: Pixabay)Firefighters are getting funding for much needed improvements (Source: Pixabay)
    Firefighters are getting funding for much needed improvements (Source: Pixabay)Firefighters are getting funding for much needed improvements (Source: Pixabay)

    Illinois Senators gave praise to an amount of funding coming into the state for firefighters. 

    Illinois Senators gave praise to an amount of funding coming into the state for firefighters. 

Powered by Frankly