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Forest preserve cop resigns after apparently failing to help woman being harassed over Puerto Rico shirt

CHICAGO - The Cook County Forest Preserve District police officer who was caught on video seemingly ignoring a woman's call for help has resigned, the district announced late Wednesday.

Officer Patrick Connor's resignation is effective immediately, and as of Wednesday he "no longer serves in the police department," a district spokeswoman said in a written statement.

The announcement came amid a growing chorus of calls for the officer to lose his job over the encounter, which happened in mid-June but became an international scandal this week when video footage of the

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