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Otto Zehm Cop Trial Delayed 2 Months

The federal trial of Spokane Police Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr. (a former Kootenai County sheriff’s captain) in the Otto Zehm case will be postponed at least two months as as prosecutors appeal a judge’s ruling to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. U.S. District Court Judge Fred Van Sickle this morning ordered that the government could not offer evidence that Zehm had not committed a crime the night of his March 2006 confrontation with police at the North Division Zip Trip/Thomas Clouse, SR. More here.


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