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.
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.
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.
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.
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.