November 24, 2015

Statement from Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Officer Dante Servin

Mayor's Press Office    312.744.3334

As a result of Dante Servin’s actions, a young woman who was an innocent bystander lost her life. He does not deserve to wear a police star or to patrol our communities, and today’s decision is the right one for Chicago. Every day, officers across Chicago show their commitment to uphold the values, principles and high expectations we as a city place on them. I saw it as recently as this morning when we graduated a new class of police officers from the Academy, each of whom see their role not only as a job but as a calling to serve. And while we must recognize those officers, we must also hold any officer who violates the values and professionalism of our police department accountable.