Chicago cop Dante Servin resigns before possible firing over fatal shooting

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Dante Servin (left) and Rekia Boyd

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.