Chicago Detective charged in fatal off-duty shooting
By Stacy St. Clair and Jeremy Gorner
Tribune reporters 9:31 a.m. CST, November 25, 2013
In a rare move, Cook County prosecutors charged a Chicago police detective with involuntary manslaughter today for an off-duty shooting in which he killed an unarmed woman.
Detective Dante Servin, 40, becomes only the second officer since 1997 to be charged in connection with a shooting. He was also charged with reckless discharge of a firearm and reckless conduct, and is expected in bond court later today.
Servin, who joined the department in 1994, has cooperated with investigators and met with prosecutors at his home in January to walk them through his version of events, his criminal defense attorney Thomas Brandstrader said.
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