The Independent Police Review Authority (IPRA) on Wednesday called for the firing of the Chicago police officer responsible for Rekia Boyd's death.
The agency formally recommended that the Chicago Police Department fire detective Dante Servin, who was acquitted in April on involuntary manslaughter charges in the 2012 shooting death of 22-year-old Boyd.
Boyd was killed when Servin, who was off duty, shot into a crowd that he was arguing with over the amount of noise they were making.
Servin was placed on desk duty after the shooting.
"Today the Independent Police Review Authority, Chicago's external, civilian-led body that investigates all police-involved shootings, formally recommended that CPD separate Officer Dante Servin," reads a statement from the CPD. "We take the use of force by our officers, and the recommendations of IPRA, extremely seriously and we will carefully review the matter."
The decision on whether Servin will face disciplinary action will be made by Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy, who has 90 days to look over IPRA's recommendation.
Black Lives Matter protesters in Chicago have been attending police board meetings to demand that Servin be fired.