Rekia Boyd, 22, died on March 22, 2012, just a day after she was shot in the back of the head by a off-duty Chicago police detective Dante Servin. Boyd’s family filed suit last April alleging that Servin opened fire after having an argumenton with one person among a group of individuals Boyd was standing with in Douglas Park.
On Wednesday, close to a year after her death, the Chicago City Council approved a $4.5 million settlement for Boyd’s family.
Rekia’s Boyd’s family will receive $4.5 million as part of a wrongful death settlement approved by the city council. But justice, they say, will not be served until and unless Detective Servin is criminally charged.
<blockquote style="margin: 0 0 0 40px; border: none; padding: 0px;"><p>"Superintendent (Garry) McCarthy and State's Attorney (Anita) Alvarez should accelerate their investigation and bring charges," said Bishop Tavis Grant. "It's very clear this woman was murdered."</p></blockquote> <p>Boyd's family is still troubled that the officer is still with the department. Detective Servin was placed on administrative duty after the shooting where he remains today. </p> <p>"We didn't even get a damn I'm sorry yet. We're still waiting," Boyd's brother, Martinez Sutton told <a href="http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=9026410">WLS-TV.</a></p>