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Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration asked City Hall Inspector General Joseph Ferguson to determine whether any police officers should be disciplined for their roles in the David Koschman case. Police Supt. Garry McCarthy is awaiting Ferguson’s recommendations.  |  Rich Hein/Sun-Times

While some Koschman cops await fate, many get big pensions

THE WATCHDOGS: Nine months after a nephew of former Mayor Richard M. Daley pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter, not a single cop has been disciplined for letting Richard J. “R.J.” Vanecko get away for nearly 10 years with killing David Koschman. And many of them can’t be punished because they no longer work for the city.

Nanci Koschman in March

Koschman mom appeals, pressing for answers on probes of son’s death

Nanci Koschman appeals ruling dismissing civil rights suit in her son’s death.

Nanci Koschman in March

Judge rips defendants but dismisses ‘cover-up’ lawsuit

Judge rips defendants but dismisses lawsuit Nanci Koschman filed accusing police, prosecutors and City Hall of “official cover-up.”

Ronald E. Yawger (left) via Facebook; Denis P. Walsh via Kalamazoo Township Police

Key CPD lieutenant had secret meeting with detective

Why did high-ranking cop hold secret meeting in 2011 with retired detective who didn’t solve case in 2004?

Chicago Inspector General Joseph Ferguson told the police he is conducting an “administrative inquiry."  |  Sun-Times file photo

City Hall hasn’t disciplined any Koschman cops

The Chicago Police Department has ceded its disciplinary authority in the David Koschman case to city of Chicago Inspector General Joseph Ferguson.

Nanci Koschman in March

Lawyers: Conspiracy kept mom from suing

Nanci Koschman should be allowed to sue, her lawyers said in a court filing Monday.

Nanci Koschman  |  Sun-Times file photo

City, county: Dismiss Koschman mom’s suit

Lawyers for cops, prosecutors being sued by Nanci Koschman argue she waited too long to sue.

Nanci Koschman  |  Sun-Times file photo

After 10 years, CPD wants to talk to mom

The Chicago Police Department wants to know if Nanci Koschman would talk with internal affairs investigators about the death of her son.

Richard J. "R.J." Vanecko (second from left) with Chicago Police officers in a May 20, 2004, lineup in the David Koschman case.  | Chicago Police photo

CPD phasing out lineups

Chicago police are cutting back on using lineups. A special prosecutor had criticized their use in the David Koschman case.

Richard J. "R.J." Vanecko's McHenry County Jail booking mug

His 60 days served, Vanecko leaves jail

Richard J. “R.J.” Vanecko finished his sentence Monday and left the McHenry County Jail.