Video of a man accusing a woman of being un-American over her Puerto Rican flag shirt is going viral as the man fails to realize that Puerto Rico is a USA territory.
While Puerto Rico isn't a USA state, it's a commonwealth and has its own constitution.
"You're not going to change us", Trybus is heard saying in the video.
"Officer, I'm renting this area and he's harassing me about the shirt I'm wearing, ' Irizzary then tells the cop, who had already been called to the scene to investigate Trybus" intoxicated behavior.
Mia Irizarry was just trying to celebrate her 24th birthday at the park on June 14. "Are you a United States citizen?" The man resumes his abuse, saying: "You're not American, if you were American you wouldn't wear that".
A then-unidenfied man, pictured, was shown harassing the woman, questioning her citizenship.
"Officer, officer, I feel highly uncomfortable", Irizarry pleaded with him.
The harassment continued, as Irizarry repeatedly called on the officer for help, asking, "Is there anything you can do?" Not long after arriving, a middle-aged white man approached her and began to harass her about her shirt - a red, white and blue tank top designed like the Puerto Rican flag.
The man, later identified as Timothy Trybus, has been charged with assault and disorderly conduct.
Puerto Rico's governor, Ricardo Rosselló, posted a string of tweets Monday night calling the video "an undignified event in which a Puerto Rican woman was brutally harassed by a bigot while an officer did not interfere".
Eventually, more police officers arrived on the scene and she was able to file a report.
Just a few meters outside the pavilion, an officer stood with his hands tucked in his belt, watching the encounter.
"As you can see the police are not even - he's not even grabbing him".
"After the incident, we immediately launched an investigation pursuant to our personnel policies into the response of our officer", it said.
Rosello said the officer failed to ensure Irizarry safety. "He's very distraught and not happy about having to leave employment much sooner than he intended, but because of the strong reaction from the public and political figures, he thought it would be unrealistic to stay as an officer".
"I am appalled, shocked & disturbed by the officer's behavior", Rossello tweeted.
Cummings said another union attorney who is representing Connor has not had a full sit-down interview with him yet, and neither has the Forest Preserve District Police Department. The video shows him asking whether or not the woman has USA citizenship.
"This is America", he says.
The officer appears to finally engage and Irizarry can be heard saying, "OK, well how come you're saying something when [my brother's] going up, but when he was coming up to me, you didn't do anything?"
Rossello added that Cook County is home to a diverse population and he believes Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle will handle the incident properly.