Updates on two police-involved shooting deaths

Updates on two police-involved shooting deaths
Updates on two police-involved shooting deaths

Updates on two police-involved shooting deaths

Chicago Police Department Superintendent Garry McCarthy is recommending that a police detective be fired for his role in the shooting death of an unarmed black woman in 2012. Dante Servin was off-duty when he shot into a crowd and struck Rekia Boyd. In a statement, McCarthy says Servin “showed incredibly poor judgment” and that “his actions tragically resulted in the death of an innocent woman.” In April, Servin was acquitted of of involuntary manslaughter charges. Two months ago, the Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA) recommended that he be fired. WBEZ West Side Bureau Reporter Chip Mitchell has more. And another police-involved shooting is making headlines. Last week, the city was ordered to release a police dash cam video of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald’s shooting death by a CPD officer. The video reportedly shows the Chicago teen being shot 16 times, including many times while he was laying on the ground, according to lawyers who have seen it. The city has until Wednesday to make the footage public. WBEZ South Side Bureau reporter Natalie Moore has been following this story and shares the latest information.