US 🇺🇸 Officer 👮 Quits After Harassment 😱 Over Puerto Rico 🇵🇷 Shirt

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A US police officer has quit amid an inquiry into his response to a woman who was racially harassed while wearing a Puerto Rican flag shirt .

Mobile video shows the officer, Patrick Connor, appearing to ignore the woman's pleas that he intervene as a white man repeatedly jabs his finger at her.

"Officer, I feel highly threatened," she says, as Mr Connor turns his back and walks towards his patrol car. The incident took place last month in a public park in the Chicago suburbs.

The Forest Preserve District of Cook County Police Department - where Mr Connor worked for 12 years - announced that he had resigned on Wednesday.

"But that isn't where our work ends," they said in a statement, adding: "We are further addressing aspects of this incident."

In an earlier statement, the police said that an investigation had been launched and the officer had been placed on desk duty.

The viral video clip shows Mia Irizarry, 24, setting up her picnic when a white man approaches and demands to know why she is wearing her shirt, which had "Puerto Rico" written on it.

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