Chicago Police Supt. Says Officer Who Shot Rekia Boyd Should Be Fired

Chicago Police Supt. Says Officer Who Shot Rekia Boyd Should Be Fired

Chicago Police Department Supt. Garry McCarthy said that the officer who shot Rekia Boyd should be fired.

Published November 24, 2015

Chicago Police Department Superintendent Garry McCarthy said Monday that the officer who shot Rekia Boyd should be fired, ABC7 reports. Dante Servin killed Boyd, a 22-year-old African-American woman, in March 2012. 

"His actions tragically resulted in the death of an innocent young woman and an unthinkable loss for a Chicago family and community," the superintendent said.

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Chicago Police Detective Dante Servin was found not guilty of involuntary manslaughter in Boyd's killing in April. Servin was off-duty when he shot multiple times at a group of people standing in a Chicago park. Boyd was shot in the back and succumbed to the injury the next day. The family was issued a $4.5 million settlement from the city for a wrongful death lawsuit. 

In issuing his verdict, Cook County Judge Dennis Porter said, "The evidence does not support the charges on which the defendant is being tried," claiming that the officer's decision to fire his weapon "was an intentional act."


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