Investigation – The death of David Koschman

2004

In 2004, OIG launched a multi-year investigation into Mayor Richard Daley’s nephew Richard J. Vanecko and the incidents surrounding the death of David Koschman. In 2014, Vanecko pleaded guilty to manslaughter. In 2015, after overcoming legal challenges by unions representing police sergeants and lieutenants, OIG completed a separate investigation of the police officers who protected Vanecko, which resulted in…