Emails surface, raising new questions on Rekia Boyd shooting

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - There are new questions being raised about one of the most notorious Chicago Police shootings in our city's history. 

The Chicago Sun Times reports it has records that show the Cook County State's Attorney's office took months to gather evidence in the killing of 22-year-old Rekia Boyd. The records further show Mayor Emanuel's office settled with Boyd's family, even though city attorneys didn't talk to anyone involved in the case under oath.

But after the settlement, one Cook County prosecutor wrote that the decision to conduct no depositions in the case seemed unusual, according to the Sun Times report. 

Boyd was shot by detective Dante Servin back in 2012 while he was off duty. Boyd's family filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against Servin and the city on April 5, 2012, less than a month after she was killed. However, it took a year and a half for Servin to be charged with involuntary manslaughter.

Last year, Servin was found not guilty in the case. 

Click here to read more on this story from the Chicago Sun Times. 

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