Sun-Times investigation

David Koschman

Who killed David Koschman?

Medical examiner’s office called it homicide, but 7 years later, no charges had been filed.

Nanci Koschman.  |  Sun-Times Media

An anguish that won’t end

Nearly 7 years later, David Koschman’s mom says she’ll never forget her last words to him.

David Koschman's grave at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Arlington Heights.  |  Sun-Times Media

Witness: Koschman wasn’t the aggressor

Says prosecutors’ conclusion that Koschman “was the aggressor” is a “flat-out lie.”

Richard J. "R.J." Vanecko

Missing file: Vanecko was ‘very aggressive’

A police report from 2004 had never made public.

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

VANECKO WAS BIGGEST GUY ON STREET, BUT HE LOOKS SMALL IN LINEUP

Police release photos months after the Sun-Times sought them.

David Koschman

Koschman witness: I felt intimidated

Private investigator’s visit to Koschman witness prompts inquiry from special prosecutor.

Sam Roti, former head of Mayor Daley's security detail

Daley’s police detail under scrutiny

Special prosecutor continues to look into why authorities didn’t file charges.

Chicago Police Lt. Denis P. Walsh, booking photo from Kalamazoo Township Police

Cop involved in Koschman case assaulted woman in Michigan

Pleaded “no contest” to two misdemeanors and was fined $600 after victim stopped cooperating.

Kevin McCarthy

KOSCHMAN WITNESS HAD PRIOR RUN-INS WITH POLICE

Published Dec. 12, 2011 By TIM NOVAK AND CHRIS FUSCO Staff Reporters The man who lied to the police twice…

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.