Family Of Unarmed Chicago Woman Killed By Off-Duty Cop May Get $4.5 Million

rbAlmost a year after 22-year-old Rekia Boyd was gunned down by an off-duty Chicago police officer on the city’s West Side, her family stands to receive a large payout from the city to settle their police misconduct lawsuit.

The City Council Finance Committee on Monday is slated to consider paying a $4.5 million settlement to the family of Boyd, who was fatally shot around 1 a.m. near 15th Place and Albany Avenue on March 21, 2012 by detective Dante Servin.

If approved, the settlement — along with two other settlements for $1.8 million and $515,000 apiece — would bring the city’s police misconduct payouts so far this year to a staggering $44 million, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Melvin Brooks, the attorney for Boyd’s estate, told the Tribune that her family and the city both “were interested in …


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