- The family of a woman fatally shot last month by an off-duty Chicago police detective has filed a lawsuit alleging the officer opened fire without legal justification.
Rekia Boyd, 22, died on March 22, a day after she was shot in the back of the head on the West Side.
The lawsuit, filed Thursday in Cook County Circuit Court, alleged that [the off-duty detective] was driving from an alley by his home near Douglass Park when he got in a verbal dispute with a group who were enjoying the unseasonably warm weather at about 1 a.m. on March 21.
No gun recovered, so it comes down to who sells their story to a jury better. Unless Corp Counsel cuts a deal, then no one ever hears a story.