Chicago Police Head Moves to Fire the Officer Who Killed Rekia Boyd

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy is recommending the firing of the officer who shot and killed 22-year-old Rekia Boyd in 2012, according to the Chicago Tribune.

In September, a board that reviews allegations of police misconduct recommended that Dante Servin be fired for killing Boyd, who was unarmed.
McCarthy said he agrees with the findings this week.

Boyd died after one of five of Servin's bullets from an unregistered handgun hit her in the head.

Servin was found not guilty during a trial in April.

McCarthy has come under fire for the timing of announcement. On Tuesday, the city released video of the killing of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
McCarthy's announcement comes after months of activism from group's like Chicago-based BYP100.

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