Ex-cop who was acquitted of killing Rekia Boyd wants his record cleared

Rekia Boyd
Rekia Boyd

source: The Grio
published: 15 October 2019

The former Chicago cop who killed Rekia Boyd, an unarmed black woman in 2012, and was acquitted of manslaughter four years later, is now trying to clear his criminal record.

Dante Servin, a former police detective, was found not guilty in a controversial decision by Cook County Judge Dennis Porter in 2015. Porter ruled that the state had failed to prove recklessness on the part of 46-year-old Servin when he killed an innocent Black woman.

Servin now wants all traces of his criminal charges erased from law enforcement databases, including an expungement of his public record, The Chicago Tribune reports.

After hearing the news, Boyd’s family expressed outrage. “I don’t believe that he can be trusted,” said Boyd’s brother Martinez Sutton about Servin. “I’m still perturbed that this guy is still out here and he’s able to roam around like this.”

Sutton said Servin’s attempt to clear his record was “unfair not only to the family but the city of Chicago.”

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