By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS) — A local college professor has resigned after he was charged with a hate crime in Oak Park.

Alberto Friedmann, 53, quit is position at National University of Health Sciences before the school finished its investigation.

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Prosecutors say last month Friedmann spit on a black woman and hurled racial slurs at her and her young daughter in the parking lot of Jewel in Oak Park.

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He also reportedly told the woman that he does not like black people.

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Friedmann is charged with aggravated assault and a hate crime.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff