Independent board recommends Chicago officer who killed woman be fired

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CHICAGO— Chicago Police say a review board that examines allegations of misconduct by police officers has recommended an officer who shot and killed an unarmed woman in 2012 be fired.

Spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says the department received the recommendation from the Independent Police Review Authority on Wednesday afternoon that Officer Dante Servin be removed from the department. He says Superintendent Garry McCarthy will review the recommendation.

Servin shot and killed 22-year-old Rekia Boyd when he fired into a group of people because he said he believed one of them had a gun. No gun was found

Servin was charged with involuntary manslaughter by a judge who ruled the officer was improperly charged and hinted he should have been charged with murder.