Skip to comments.Grand Jury threatens to expose police/mayoral cover-up of manslaughter in Chicago
Posted on 01/03/2013 9:20:48 AM PST by Oldpuppymax
In March, Coach is Right published a story of official cover-up and falsification of witness testimony involved in the 2004 death of David Koschman at the hands of Richard Vanecko, nephew of former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley.
After 8 years, that story has finally come to a head.
In the early morning hours of April 25th 2004, Koschman and three friends bumped into someone from a group which had been visiting the bars in downtown Chicago. A moment later, a member of that party struck Koschman, driving his head into the street causing brain damage from which the young man never recovered. His mother buried him 20 days later, disconnecting life support after 2 failed surgeries.
One full month after the event, police informed Koschmans mother that her 55, 125 lb son had been the aggressor in a fight with the 63, 230 lb Vanecko and as a result, though her son was killed, no charges would be brought. Police told Mrs. Koschman that...
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Seven years later the case was briefly reopened in response to a flurry of articles in which the Chicago Sun Times accused police and the Mayors office of official malfeasance and cover-up.
The Sun Times had discovered:
...that police did NOT interview witnesses until Koschman had died, some 3 weeks after the event;
...that Vanecko had refused to be interviewed by police and had shaved his head to change his appearance in anticipation of a police lineup which was held 1 MONTH after the altercation;
...that witness Michael Connolly claimed police had misrepresented his statements to them in order to make Koschman appear the aggressor;
...that the case file had suddenly gone missing from the prosecutors office and that the States Attorney refused to reveal the name of the prosecutor who decided to neither file charges or refer the case to a Grand Jury.
The case was then officially closed by Chicago police.