Thursday, March 22, 2012
Attorneys allege Chicago police investigators falsified reports in 2004 death involving Daley nephew Vanecko
Sworn witness interviews show Chicago police "deliberately falsified" reports during the investigation into the death of a young man during a drunken confrontation with a nephew of former Mayor Richard Daley's nearly eight years ago, attorneys asking for a special prosecutor argued Wednesday.
The 40-page court filing on behalf of the mother of David Koschman also alleged Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez has opted to "circle the wagons" to block their bid for an independent investigation because of her political ties to Daley.
Attached to the filing in Cook County Circuit Court was a photo the lawyers said was taken from Alvarez's Facebook page showing her posing with Daley at the 2010 Mexican Independence Day parade. Another image of a newspaper clipping showed a young Alvarez grinning and shaking hands with Daley — then the Cook County state's attorney — on the day she was sworn in as a prosecutor in 1986.
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