Chicago cop Dante Servin resigns before possible firing over fatal shooting
CHICAGO — The Chicago police detective responsible for killing Rekia Boyd has resigned.
This comes just days before Chicago’s police board was supposed to conduct a hearing to examine Dante Servin’s job status with the department.
Servin was off-duty the night he fired into a crowd on the city’s West Side, just outside of his home, killing 22-year-old Rekia Boyd.
He was acquitted of involuntary manslaughter in 2015 after a judge said Servin should have been charged with murder in the case.
The Chicago police board confirms the hearings were canceled after Servin submitted his resignation papers Tuesday.