CHICAGO (CBS) — A Chicago police officer is facing involuntary manslaughter and other felony offenses in connection with a deadly off-duty shooting of a 22-year-old south suburban woman near a park on Chicago’s West Side in March of 2012.
Bond for officer Dante Servin was set at $75,000 at a hearing on Monday.
He is charged with involuntary manslaughter, reckless discharge of a firearm and reckless conduct.
Rekia Boyd was fatally shot March 21, 2012 allegedly by Servin, according to a lawsuit filed by Boyd’s family last year.
“We feel strongly that in this particular case, Miss Rekia Boyd lost her life for no reason and that this defendant’s actions were reckless in shooting in that alleyway,” said State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez.