Today the Chicago Police Board just released an official statement informing the public that Chicago Police detective, Dante Servin has resigned his employment with CPD.
Chicago Police Board’s Executive Director Max A. Caproni stated.
“Today, the Police Board was informed that Dante Servin resigned his employment with the Chicago Police Department. This resignation comes two days before an evidentiary hearing regarding various charges against Servin was set to begin. It is the Board’s understanding that given the resignation, counsel for the Superintendent will follow normal procedure and file a motion with the Board seeking to withdraw all charges against Servin without prejudice. The Board will then take that motion under advisement and take action at its regular monthly public meeting on Thursday, May 19th. In light of the resignation, the previously scheduled evidentiary hearing will not proceed.”
The detective fatally shot 22-year-old Rekia Boyd while off-duty in 2012 in an alleyway behind his apartment. Since then, Servin has come under a plethora of protests for his resignation and Boyd’s death has become a calling card for bringing justice for police misconduct cases on the national stage.
Former Superintendent Garry McCarthy moved to fire the officer with the Chicago Police Board continuing to pursue charges after his departure.
The detective was acquitted in Cook County criminal court on involuntary manslaughter charges in her death.