Join us as Monday, April 20th at 1:30 pm as we continue to pack the courthouse and demand justice for Rekia and all of our sisters who we’ve lost to police murder and violence.
You can join and share the Facebook invitation here
The judge has announced that he will make a decision Monday regarding officer Servin’s defense request to dismiss the case. We are encouraging as many people as possible to show up and show your support to the family in demanding justice for Rekia and demanding an end to police violence.
We’re asking that you:
– Show up physically to the court room
– Spread the word about the case via social media
– Change your profile pic to support Rekia
– Inform your friends & family about the case -http://tlshelton.wix.com/rekia-boyd#!fact-sheet
Together we stand strong in demanding justice for Rekia!
Seating is VERY limited so plan to arrive by 1:00pm to get in.
We ask that everyone try to wear/bring a yellow clothing item if you can. Yellow was Rekia’s favorite color and we’d like to show our solidarity this way.
Rekia Boyd was only 22 when she was shot in the back of the head and killed by an off-duty Chicago police detective.
The detective, Dante Servin, had gotten into a verbal altercation with one person among a group of individuals Boyd was standing with in Douglas Park, located on the South West Side. From his unmarked car, Servin turned the wrong way on a one-way street and fired five rounds over his left shoulder out the window. One of the rounds struck the hand of a man in the group; another hit Boyd in the back of the head. She died less than 24 hours later.
Police initially claimed a man in the group approached Servin with a weapon, prompting Servin to fire, “fearing for his life.” The Independent Police Review Authority later stated they found NO weapon at the scene and that the man was reportedly holding a cell phone — NOT a gun.
Servin is charged with involuntary manslaughter, reckless discharge of a firearm and reckless conduct. He is only the second officer since 1997 to be indicted for killing a civilian.
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