CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police lieutenant who the department was trying to fire for his role in the 2004 homicide investigation involving the nephew of then-Mayor Richard Daley 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.READ MORE: Dolton Man, Kelvin Dortch Jr., Charged With Mail Theft After Mail From Park Ridge Recovered
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 Daley’s nephew, Richard Vanecko, outside a Chicago bar.READ MORE: Simeon High School Student Jamari Williams Shot And Killed Blocks From School; Classmate Wounded In Separate Shooting In Hyde Park
Articles by the Chicago Sun-Times raised questions about whether police and prosecutors mishandled the case and in 2014 Vanecko pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter.MORE NEWS: Naperville North High School Postpones Start Of School Day Due To Threat
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