Officer Under Investigation for Ignoring Racial Harassment at Forest Preserve - Backpacker

Officer Under Investigation for Ignoring Racial Harassment at Forest Preserve

The case began when a woman shared a video of a man harassing her in a Cook County preserve while the officer looked on.
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Part of the Cook County Forest Preserve system

Part of the Cook County Forest Preserve system

Officials are investigating a Cook County Forest Preserve officer after a viral video shows he ignored a woman being harassed for wearing a Puerto Rican flag T-shirt. The woman, who said she had rented a pavilion in the preserve, asked the officer for help after a man repeatedly and aggressively asked if she was an American citizen. 

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