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Zehm Cop Was KCSD Captain In ‘90s

Spokane Police officer Karl Thompson practices at the Spokane Police Department Regional Training Center shooting range, in this July 30, 2008, photo. Thompson who was charged, Monday with repeatedly striking Otto Zehm with a baton and tasering him during a confrontation in a convenience store, worked as a Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department captain under former Sheriff Pierce Clegg. This, according to sheriff’s sources. He resigned his job on May 12, 1995, and later ran unsuccessfully as a Democrat against Clegg in November 1996. You can read a 1996 candidate profile of Thompson here and the results of the 1996 sheriff’s race here. (AP Photo/The Spokesman-Review, Dan Pelle)

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