CHICAGO (CBS) — The Cook County Forest Preserve Police Officer that seemingly stood by while a woman was berated resigned Wednesday night, days after the video sparked outrage around the world.
“You should not be wearing that in the United States of America. Ok. Are you a citizen?” 62-year-old Timothy Trybus can be heard saying in the video, verbally berating Mia Irizarry at Caldwell Woods.READ MORE: Chicago Culture Celebrates The City While Giving Back To Youth For Black History Month
Irizarry can be heard saying, “Can you please get away from me? Officer, officer, I feel highly uncomfortable,” repeatedly asking Officer Patrick Connor to do something about the incident.
In the part of the video that went viral, Connor’s voice is never heard and he apparently does nothing.READ MORE: Mother And 10-Year-Old Daughter Dead, 4 Family Members Hospitalized After House Fire In Auburn Gresham
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle called Trybus’ behavior “abusive and offensive” and said Connor should have intervened.
Officer Connor was set to have a disciplinary hearing Thursday, but resigned Wednesday night instead.
The Forest Preserve Superintendent will speak more about the matter Thursday morning.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Warm But Wet Sunday Morning Ahead Of Cold Front
Trybus is facing a misdemeanor assault charge.