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LT. DENIS WALSH, A KEY KOSCHMAN COP, QUITS IN FACE OF FIRING

Published Feb. 12, 2016 By TIM NOVAK and CHRIS FUSCO Staff Reporters Lt. Denis Walsh has resigned from the Chicago Police Department one week after interim Supt. John Escalante moved to fire him over his role in the 2011 reinvestigation of David Koschman’s killing — a case that was closed without charges against …

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Judge may decide on special prosecutor in Daley nephew case

By Ryan Haggerty Tribune reporter 10:04 a.m. CDT, April 6, 2012 A Cook County judge is scheduled to decide this afternoon whether to appoint a special prosecutor to look into how Chicago police investigated the 2004 death of David Koschman following a drunken confrontation with a nephew of then-Mayor Richard …

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Koschman’s mom asks for special prosecutor to look into son’s death

BY TIM NOVAK and CHRIS FUSCO Staff Reporters December 14, 2011 10:03PM More than seven years after her 21-year-old son David Koschman died as the result of a punch thrown by a nephew of then-Mayor Richard M. Daley, Nanci Koschman asked Wednesday for the appointment of a special prosecutor to …

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Cops dodge questions in David Koschman homicide case

We’ve hit what I call the “FOIA Stone Wall.” “FOIA” stands for the Freedom of Information Act, one of the most important tools in a reporter’s toolbox when it comes to finding out what government knew and when it knew it. Authorities, by law, are obligated to respond. But in …

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Jody Weis: Give Koschman witnesses polygraphs

Four friends of David Koschman told detectives earlier this year they’d be willing to take lie-detector tests to back up their recollections that Koschman wasn’t being physically aggressive when he was punched in the face by a nephew of Mayor Daley in a drunken confrontation in 2004 that led to …

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Police Won’t Investigate Daley Nephew Death

By Sandra Torres Illinois State Police changed it’s mind and decided not to investigate the homicide case involving Mayor Daley’s nephew. On March 24, Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez requested that independent investigators take a second look at the death of David Koschman and the way the Chicago Police …

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Koschman cop: Daley nephew, friends made charges impossible

The key hurdles to filing charges in 2004, according to Yawger: After punching Koschman, Vanecko ran off with a friend, Craig Denham. Two other Vanecko friends who were there — Kevin McCarthy and his wife, Bridget Higgins McCarthy — initially told the police they didn’t know the two guys who …

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ISPD to review Chicago police inquiry into 2004 death

Illinois State Police on Friday agreed to review the Chicago Police Department’s investigation of the April 2004 homicide of David Koschman, who died after he was punched in the face by Richard “R.J.” Vanecko, a nephew of Mayor Richard Daley and White House Chief of Staff William Daley. The state …

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