- Associated Press - Friday, August 21, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) - Protesters want a Chicago cop who was acquitted in the 2012 fatal shooting of a 22-year-old woman to be fired and shut down an evening police board meeting.

The Chicago Tribune reports (https://trib.in/1LnUdy5 ) roughly 200 people attended Thursday’s meeting at police headquarters. Many wore shirts reading “Fire Police Officer Dante Servin.” Martinez Sutton is victim Rekia Boyd’s brother. He yelled at the board.

Members voted to adjourn. Officials, including Superintendent Garry McCarthy, left without comment.

Boyd was walking to a store with friends in March 2012 when Servin, upset over noise, asked them quiet down.

Servin says he fired because he believed another person was moving toward him with a gun. Police found only a cellphone.

A judge ruled prosecutors failed to prove Servin acted recklessly by the legal definition.


Information from: Chicago Tribune, https://www.chicagotribune.com

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