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Forest Preserve Cop Quits Before Hearing

The Cook County officer was scheduled for a disciplinary hearing on his role in a racially charged harassment case that went viral.

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Cook County Forest Preserve Officer Patrick Connor quit the force the night before his scheduled disciplinary hearing on Thursday. Connor was being investigated for his role in a racially charged harassment incident at Caldwell Woods: A woman’s viral video showed Connor doing nothing while a drunk man harasses her about the Puerto Rican flag T-shirt she’s wearing.