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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.

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.