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Tue., May 25, 2010, 3 p.m.

Oreskovich defends city’s legal strategy

The attorney defending Spokane police Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr. spent a good portion of a hearing Monday defending the city of Spokane’s legal strategy.

The attorney, Carl Oreskovich, told a federal judge that no conflict exists between his roles defending Thompson on criminal charges stemming from a fatal confrontation with mentally ill janitor Otto Zehm and his work representing Thompson in a $2.9 million civil suit.

Read the rest of Tom Clouse's story here.

UPDATE: A judge has ruled that no conflict of interest exists in the legal representation. Read more here.

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