New Ad Targets Lightfoot For Failing To Discpline Cops While On Police BoardThe ads, produced by United Working Families, claim Lightfoot failed to discipline several Chicago cops while she headed the police board. One of them, detective Dante Servin, shot and killed 22-year-old Rekia Boyd.
Anita Alvarez Speaks On Chicago DOJ Report, Prosecuting Police, GunsFormer Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez discusses the Rekia Boyd case and her record on prosecuting police brutality.
Officer Dante Servin Resigns Before Disciplinary Hearing In Death Of Rekia BoydDante Servin, the Chicago police officer acquitted of criminal charges in the shooting death of 22-year-old Rekia Boyd, has resigned his position just days before a disciplinary hearing that could have resulted in his dismissal.
Police Board Hears From Families Of Sandra Bland, Rekia Boyd, Bettie JonesThe mother of Sandra Bland, the Chicago woman who was found dead in a Texas jail cell last year after she was arrested during a traffic stop, joined other grieving families at a Chicago Police Board meeting Thursday night to ask board members to understand their suffering — and do something about it.
Protesters Call For Chicago Police Board To Step Down During MeetingProtesters packed a Wednesday night meeting of the Chicago Police Board at CPD Headquarters calling for the board to resign and for officers involved in the shootings of Laquan McDonald and Rekia Boyd to be fired.
Pressure Grows For McCarthy To Dismiss Cop Who Fired Fatal Shot Into CrowdMore than 100 demonstrators gathered outside a meeting of the Police Review Board demanding that Chicago Police Officer Dante Servin be fired.
IPRA Recommends Chicago Police Fire Officer Involved In Rekia Boyd ShootingThe Independent Police Review Authority is recommending that the police officer involved in the 2012 fatal shooting of Rekia Boyd be fired, according to a statement from a Chicago Police News Affairs spokesman.
Memorial Service Held For Rekia Boyd Near Spot Where She Was Fatally Shot By CopIn Douglas Park on Chicago's Near West Side, near the spot where a police officer shot and killed 22-year-old Rekia Boyd three years ago, a few dozen people held a memorial service for her and others they say are casualties of war.
Chicago Pastor Lending A Hand In Baltimore After RiotsAn 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.
McCarthy: Evidence Would Have Cleared Officer In Rekia Boyd ShootingChicago 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.
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.
Attorney: "Very Disturbing" That Officer Not Charged With Murder In Death Of Rekia BoydA 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.
Judge Throws Out Case Against Chicago Cop In Off-Duty Fatal ShootingA 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.
Detective, Prosecutor Testify Off-Duty Cop Said He Feared For His Life When He Shot CiviliansA 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.
Trial Begins For Chicago Cop In Woman's Fatal 2012 ShootingProsecutors 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.