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

Judge: Koschman cop’s punishment up to arbitrator, not police board

Apparent loophole in union contract Emanuel administration signed could mean arbitrator, not police board, decides Cirone’s fate.

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

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.

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

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

Probes done, but records stay sealed

Investigations are done, but records remain secret, including Daley statement.

Mug shot of Lt. Denis P. Walsh following his arrest in August 2004 in Michigan on a felony charge of criminal sexual conduct. Kalamazoo Township police

A key Koschman cop quits in face of firing

Lt. Denis Walsh resigns week after interim superintendent moved to fire him.