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What was taken from police files in David Koschman case

These are the records that were taken from the Chicago Police Department’s file on David Koschman’s death and later returned, after the police closed the case without charges.

◆The “investigative file inventory” ­— a one-page record that lists the documents in the file.

◆A two-page “chronological table of contents.”

◆A detective’s “general progress report” that contained a handwritten note that read: “V DAILEY SISTER SON” — an apparent reference to Koschman’s alleged assailant, Richard J. “R.J.” Vanecko, a nephew of then-Mayor Richard M. Daley.

◆A “general progress report” from Detective Ronald Yawger that said Vanecko “becomes very aggressive” just before Koschman was hit. The statement is scratched out. This report says Koschman told Vanecko and others who were with him, “Yeah, you better back down.”

◆A photo of a police lineup that included Vanecko.

◆“A photocopy of the front of the file turned over by former Det. Yawger, which is miscellaneous names and phone numbers, as well as miscellaneous information.”

◆Color photos from the Cook County morgue.



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