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McCarthy: Evidence Would Have Cleared Officer In Rekia Boyd Shooting

(CBS) -- Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy is defending his statement that a police officer cleared in the shooting of a 22-year-old woman should never have been charged, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy says that if officer Dante Servin's lawyers had put on their case, the public would see why he feels the officer should not have been charged in Rekia Boyd's death in 2012. A directed verdict of acquittal ended the case early.


McCarthy wouldn't say much about Servin allegedly firing into a crowd, there is an ongoing Independent Police Review Authority investigation, but did say, "We can't make up for Rekia Boyd's death. We can't and it is something that should not have happened. Period. Absolutely positively not. But what I will point out… is that Detective Servin hit the individual who he was aiming at. He also happened to hit her and that is a tragic circumstance no matter how you slice it."

Boyd's family received a $4.5 million settlement of their lawsuit against the city.

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