CPD Supt. moves to fire officer who fatally shot Rekia Boyd

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Board recommends firing of Servin
Dante Servin

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy has recommended that the police officer who shot 22-year-old Rekia Boyd be fired.

Officer Dante Servin fatally shot Boyd while he was off duty in 2012.

The shooting happened in Douglas Park, which is close to Servin's home. He had told two couples at the park to keep the noise down. Harsh words were exchanged and Servin said he saw one of the men pull out what he believed was a handgun. The officer then fired five shots from his car at the group of people. One of the bullets hit Boyd in the back of her head. She died the next day.

Servin was acquitted of manslaughter charges, but the Independent Police Review Authority had recommended he be fired.