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SR Edit: Time For Answers In Otto Zehm’s Death

“At the memorial service for Otto Zehm, questions arose about the circumstances surrounding the death of the 36-year-old mentally ill man who had a run-in with police officers at a Spokane convenience store. Those questions resonate beyond family and friends. The community needs a fuller explanation for what happened on that tragic day and why police were still pursuing criminal charges well after Zehm died.”

For the rest of Gary Crooks’ editorial, click here.

Question: Can the Spokane police conduct an internal review that the public will believe? Or should they seek beyond the Spokane sheriff’s office for an independent review?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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