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Sgt. Samuel Cirone, seen here in January 2011. | Sun-Times file photo

Koschman cop says city waited too long, can’t punish him now

Sgt. Samuel Cirone, facing one-year suspension, says city waited too long to punish him.

Richard J. "R.J." Vanecko, right, leaves the McHenry County courthouse Friday with his attorney, Terence Gillespie. | Chris Fusco / Sun-Times

Daley nephew’s probation ends

Richard J. “R.J.” Vanecko has completed his sentence killing David Koschman in 2004.

This is the city-owned vehicle that was driven by former Deputy Fire Commissioner John McNicholas at the time of a crash on Lake Shore Drive.

Editorial: Blue code of silence sometimes turns purple

Chicago police code of silence sometimes also means covering up for a firefighter.

Joseph Salemme in 2010.  Sun-Times file photo

‘Cover-up’ now part of ‘code of silence’ suit

Two Chicago 2 cops say “code of silence” permeates police department.

Former interim Supt. John Escalante. | Ashlee Rezin / Sun-Times

Escalante cut cop’s suspension

Interim superintendent made deal to cut time off for Nicholas Spanos.

Judge Michael Toomin I Sun-Times file photo

Judge: No to city request to hand BGA records

Toomin won’t give City Hall OK to release records that another judge ordered released.

Sgt. Samuel Cirone, left, and Denis P. Walsh. File photos

Editorial: Supt. must teach cops new lessons

What did disgraced cops teach? How to make stuff up? How to stash files at home?

Sgt. Samuel Cirone, left, and Denis P. Walsh. File photos

Under investigation, 2 cops led training

2 supervisors were tapped to train detectives while under investigation over Koschman case.

Dan K. Webb.  Getty Images

Over objections, BGA wants grand jury records made public

BGA urges judge to make public all Koschman grand jury records; Webb disagrees.

Dan K. Webb. |  Sun-Times file photo

Editorial: Grand jury files could get to bottom of clout

Why did Dan Webb’s probe go only so high up the ladder of Chicago’s power structure?