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Black Women And Girls Face Police Brutality, Too

FILE -- In this May 18, 2010 file photo, Dominika Stanley and Charles Jones hold a photo of their 7-year-old daughter Aiyana
FILE -- In this May 18, 2010 file photo, Dominika Stanley and Charles Jones hold a photo of their 7-year-old daughter Aiyana Jones in an attorney's office in Southfield, Mich. Aiyana was killed while she slept on a couch by a Detroit police officer accused of handling his gun recklessly during a frantic search for a murder suspect in 2010. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Last week, Dante Servin, a Chicago police officer, was acquitted of involuntary manslaughter for fatally shooting an unarmed black woman in the back of the head in 2012. Servin was off-duty when he encountered a young woman named Rekia Boyd hanging out with friends in an alley; he confronted the group for being too loud and an argument ensued. Servin alleges that he saw what he thought was a gun and fired several shots at the group, who, by that point, had their backs turned and were heading in the opposite direction. No gun was found at the scene and a witness to the fatal shooting said Servin was “constantly shooting” and “trying to kill all of us.”

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