Rekia Boyd

Maryland state troopers stand guard near a CVS pharmacy that was destroyed yesterday during rioting after the funeral of Freddie Gray, on April 28, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. Gray, 25, was arrested for possessing a switch blade knife April 12 outside the Gilmor Houses housing project on Baltimore's west side. According to his attorney, Gray died a week later in the hospital from a severe spinal cord injury he received while in police custody.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Chicago Pastor Lending A Hand In Baltimore After Riots

An activist pastor from Chicago has traveled to Baltimore, hoping to help calm the situation there in any way possible, in the wake of riots following the funeral of a black man who died in police custody.

04/28/2015

Chicago police Detective Dante Servin listens as Judge Dennis Porter reads his decision at the Leighton Criminal Court Building on Monday, April 20, 2015, in Chicago, for Servin's trial on manslaughter charges in the March 2012 shooting death of Rekia Boyd. The defense asked the judge for a directed verdict after the prosecution finished making its case last Thursday. Porter found Servin not guilty on all counts. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)

McCarthy: Evidence Would Have Cleared Officer In Rekia Boyd Shooting

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy is defending his statement that a police officer cleared in the shooting of a 22-year-old woman should never have been charged, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

04/27/2015

Activists Demand Dante Servin Be ‘Brought To Justice’ In Rekia Boyd Shooting

Clergy and civil rights activists are demanding Chicago police officer Dante Servin be “brought to justice” after his acquittal on a technicality for firing a gun into a crowd and killing Rekia Boyd.

04/22/2015

Chicago police Detective Dante Servin listens as Judge Dennis Porter reads his decision at the Leighton Criminal Court Building on Monday, April 20, 2015, in Chicago, for Servin's trial on manslaughter charges in the March 2012 shooting death of Rekia Boyd. The defense asked the judge for a directed verdict after the prosecution finished making its case last Thursday. Porter found Servin not guilty on all counts. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)

Attorney: “Very Disturbing” That Officer Not Charged With Murder In Death Of Rekia Boyd

A longtime criminal defense attorney said Monday’s acquittal of a Chicago police officer in the off-duty shooting of an unarmed woman appears to be the result of prosecutors giving the officer a break.

04/21/2015

Chicago police Detective Dante Servin listens as Judge Dennis Porter reads his decision at the Leighton Criminal Court Building on Monday, April 20, 2015, in Chicago, for Servin's trial on manslaughter charges in the March 2012 shooting death of Rekia Boyd. The defense asked the judge for a directed verdict after the prosecution finished making its case last Thursday. Porter found Servin not guilty on all counts. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune)

Judge Throws Out Case Against Chicago Cop In Off-Duty Fatal Shooting

A Cook County judge has cleared a Chicago police officer of all charges in the shooting death of 22-year-old Rekia Boyd three years ago. Family members of the shooting victim were outraged.

04/20/2015

Dante Servin (Supplied photo)

Detective, Prosecutor Testify Off-Duty Cop Said He Feared For His Life When He Shot Civilians

A Chicago Police detective and Cook County prosecutor testified Thursday that off-duty police officer Dante Servin told them he opened fire toward a group of West Side partygoers because he saw a gun pointed at him.

04/17/2015

Rekia Boyd was killed by gunfire from an off-duty Chicago police detective. (CBS)

Trial Begins For Chicago Cop In Woman’s Fatal 2012 Shooting

Prosecutors say Dante Servin was off-duty and angry when he approached Rekia Boyd and her friends as they were hanging out in Douglas Park more than three years ago.

04/09/2015

Rekia Boyd was killed by gunfire from an off-duty Chicago police detective. (CBS)

Off Duty Cop Charged In Fatal 2012 Shooting

A Chicago police officer is facing involuntary manslaughter and other felony offenses in connection with an off-duty shooting of a 22-year-old south suburban woman near a park on Chicago’s West Side in March of 2012.

11/25/2013

Rekia Boyd was killed by gunfire from an off-duty Chicago police detective. (CBS)

Family Sues On Behalf Of Woman Shot Dead By Off-Duty Detective

The family of a 22-year-old woman killed by bullets from the gun of an off-duty police officer has filed suit against the city and the officer who fired.

CBS Chicago–04/06/2012