- Associated Press - Thursday, February 4, 2016

CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Police Department is moving to fire a lieutenant and suspend without pay two officers for their handling of a 2004 homicide investigation involving the nephew of then-Mayor Richard Daley.

The department said in a statement Wednesday that Interim Superintendent John Escalante concluded the three men “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.

The Chicago Police Board will rule on the punishments for the lieutenant and one officer. The other officer’s suspension doesn’t require board approval.

Koschman’s case generated widespread attention because stories in the Chicago Sun-Times raised questions about whether police and prosecutors mishandled the case.

Vanecko pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in 2014. He served a 60-day jail sentence.

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