A Chicago police detective is charged in the off-duty fatal shooting of a woman on the West Side.
Dante Servin, 45, has bonded out of jail. Earlier Monday, bail was set at $75,000 on one count of involuntary manslaughter.
The family of the victim is speaking out about this case Monday night from their home in Iowa, calling these charges the answer to their prayers.
Servin is charged in the March 2012 shooting death of 22-year-old Rekia Boyd, who prosecutors say was shot in the head when Servin opened fire into a crowd from his car with an unregistered handgun.
His union describes servin as a highly-decorated, 22-year veteran of the department.
He turned himself in Monday morning, and is being relieved of his police powers pending the outcome of his trial.
On the night of shooting, Servin had complained of hundreds of people drinking and fighting in a park near his home, and says he was trying to shoot a man who was pointing a gun at him.
The man being referred to had a cell phone in his hand, according to prosecutors, and not a gun. They say no weapon was ever found.
Boyd’s estate has aleady settled a wrongful death suit with the city for $4.5 million.