Ex-Chicago detective who killed Rekia Boyd wants to collect disability

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CHICAGO–A former Chicago police detective who resigned after shooting and killing an innocent bystander is now fighting to collect disability.

Dante Servin was charged with involuntary manslaughter in the 2012 shooting death of Rekia Boyd.

Servin was off-duty when he pulled up to a group of people outside his home near the city’s Douglas Park neighborhood and fired at a man he said pulled a gun on him.

Boyd was shot in the head.

Servin resigned just days before he faced a hearing on whether he should be fired for the shooting.

His lawyer says Servin suffers post-traumatic stress disorder.

Servin was acquitted of the manslaughter charge last year.


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