Dante Servin, the Chicago police detective who fatally shot Rekia Boyd, resigned Tuesday.
His resignation comes just two days before the Chicago Police Board's hearing was set to begin to determine whether Servin should be fired. The "evidentiary hearing" has now been canceled as a result of his resignation.
Servin was acquitted in April 2015 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.
Back in September, the Independent Police Review Authority called for Servin to be fired, a recommendation also made by former police chief Garry McCarthy in November.
Black Lives Matter protesters in Chicago have been attending police board meetings to demand that Servin be fired and stripped of his pension.
In a statement reacting to Servin's resignation, BYP 100, a national organization of young black activists aged 18 to 35, said it is unacceptable that Servin can keep his pension.
"[R]esignation creates space for police like Servin to leave with dignity - something Servin does not deserve since he snatched Rekia's ability to live in her full dignity," the group's statement reads. "This is why police officers that murder, like Dante Servin, should not only be fired, but should have their pensions taken away as a part of accountability for their misconduct.
"Dante Servin will still receive a pension that is paid for by us Chicagoans; this is unacceptable. We must now pressure the Chicago City Council to prohibit Servin from receiving a pension (from a city that claims to lack financial resources) for the murder of Rekia Boyd - a daughter, a sister, and a human being. BYP100 believes that we can create a world, absent of police, that is safe for Black women and girls and we will continue to pursue those goals."