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Chicago Cop Charged in Death of Unarmed Rekia Boyd

Dante Servin, 45, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and reckless discharge of a firearm. 

BY: STEPHEN A. CROCKETT JR.
Posted: Nov. 26 2013 7:33 AM
 
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AChicago police officer has been indicted for the shooting death of Rekia Boyd, an unarmed 22-year-old woman who was shot in 2012 while she and her friends were leaving a party, DNAinfo Chicago reports.

Officer Dante Servin, 45, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, reckless discharge of a firearm and reckless conduct. Servin was stripped of his police powers until the trial concludes and the judge ordered him to be held on $75,000 bond, according to DNAinfo Chicago.

"It's a sad day when an officer is charged for doing something he was trained to do," said Fraternal Order of Police spokesman Pat Camden, who criticized the charges and insisted Servin's name will be cleared through the trial, the Huffington Post reports.

 Stories differ as to what happened the night of the shooting, Servin claims that he left his home "to get a burger." He also left his home armed with an unregistered Glock 9 millimeter semi-automatic handgun, DNAinfo Chicago reports. Prosecutors say that Servin confronted Boyd and her friends as they were leaving a park near Servin's home. Words were exchanged. Servin claims that one of men with Boyd, Antonio Cross, pulled a gun, prompting Servin to fire in self-defense. Cross was shot in the hand and Boyd was hit in the back of the head. She died two days later. No weapon was recovered at the scene, the Huffington Post reports. Boyd's family received a $4.5 million wrongful death settlement from the city in March.

Read more at DNAinfo Chicago and Huffington Post.

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Originally Posted by Yemaya:

The officer will most likely be cleared, as the charge of involuntary manslaughter is one of the lowest murder charges you can receive. Rekia Boyd did nothing more than walk on the public street and for that she was murdered and denied timely medical care.

 

That's exactly what I'm thinking, that he's been given such a low charge with anticipation of his getting away with murder; the "trial" is no more than a damn mirage of justice [they one they show to Black people in America].  

 

Yet, as we speak, Black gang members and violent Black criminals are out there killing each other; maybe they should seize opportunities like this to atone for their sins against the Black community , . . 

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