Chicago police officer involved in Mount Prospect man's death quits

  • JOE LEWNARD/jlewnard@dailyherald.comDavid Koschman died after a fight outside a Chicago bar with then-Mayor Richard Daley nephew, Richard Vanecko.

    JOE LEWNARD/jlewnard@dailyherald.comDavid Koschman died after a fight outside a Chicago bar with then-Mayor Richard Daley nephew, Richard Vanecko.

 
 
Updated 2/13/2016 6:08 AM

A Chicago police lieutenant who the department was trying to fire for his role in the 2004 homicide investigation of a Mount Prospect man has quit.

Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says Lieutenant Denis Walsh resigned last week just days after the department announced that Interim Superintendent John Escalante is recommending to the Chicago Police Board that Walsh be fired.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

The department has said Walsh and two officers whom Escalante wants suspended "did not properly follow department policies" when they investigated the death of David Koschman. Koschman died after a fight with then-Mayor Richard Daley nephew, Richard Vanecko, outside a Chicago bar.

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