WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — A candidate for the DuPage County board in northern Illinois has withdrawn from the race after being criticized for a tweet in which she said she laughed while watching a video of a police officer getting hit in the face by a projectile during a protest.
Democrat Hadiya Afzal narrowly won nomination in the March primary to run in DuPage County’s 4th District.READ MORE: Shots Fired At Police In North Austin
The 20-year-old Afzal announced her withdrawal from the race late Sunday, saying her post was in poor taste and didn’t represent the values with which she was raised.READ MORE: Ed's Driveway: Ford Mustang Mach-E
Democratic Party of DuPage Chairwoman Cynthia Borbas says party committee members will vote in mid-August on a replacement for Afzal on the ballot.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather: Colder And Blustery Sunday Night
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