Officer Patrick Connor resigned late Wednesday 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 on it.
In a now viral-video shot on June 14, an irate approaches Mia Irizarry as she waited for her family at a picnic area in the Forest Preserves of Cook County to celebrate her 24th birthday. He had previously been charged with misdemeanor assault for the incident.
Trybus is scheduled for his first court appearance August 1, the Cook County Circuit Court said. I do not feel comfortable with him here.
What does the video show?
Several different versions of the video have appeared across social media, but they all show a man, later identified by authorities as Trybus, berating a woman.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle called Trybus' behavior "abusive and offensive" and said Connor should have intervened.
He added: "The United States of America is a nation that was built and thrives on diversity". Connor was relegated to desk duty more than a week after the incident occurred.
"All people are welcome in the Forest Preserves of Cook County and no one should feel unsafe while visiting our preserves", the district said on its official account. In the background, a police officer is standing outside the park pavilion.
U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez said in an interview it's clear to him the state's attorney did "the right thing".
There was also a comment at the end "Why don't you and your people go back where you came from".
A much longer video - around 36 minutes - shows Connor taking a statement from the woman and her brother, but after additional officers arrive at the scene.
A second officer eventually arrives to speak to Trybus.
"It's up to each and every one of us to present a better model to demonstrate with our own actions how to treat each other with more respect", he told reporters Thursday. President Woodrow Wilson in 1917 signed into law the Jones-Shafroth Act, granting US citizenship to residents of Puerto Rico.
I was new and I was dressed somewhat casually because we were just returning from a Puerto Rican celebration and my daughter was carrying a Puerto Rican flag.
On Twitter, he said: "We can not allow those who do not understand America's greatness to terrorize people due to their background".