ADVERTISEMENT
Advertise Here

Sirens & Gavels

2nd doctor says Zehm was not hit in head

A second medical expert testified today that injuries to Otto Zehm's head were not caused by a police baton.

Dr. Daniel Davis, a forensic pathologist and the medical examiner in Lane County, Ore., said Zehm's head injuries were not caused by Officer Karl Thompson hitting Zehm with a baton, despite what others have previously said.

“These are characteristic for someone who bangs their head against” a flat surface like a floor or wall, Davis said about bruising under Zehm's scalp.

Davis says he reviewed surveillance video and sees a “variety” of opportunities for Zehm to hit head on the floor or shelves.

White Elephant Manager Pat Conley is on the stand right now and is describing Zehm has combative and angry.

Spokane police officers are expected to testify this afternoon.

Get minute-by-minute updates from the courtroom here.


Please keep it civil. Don't post comments that are obscene, defamatory, threatening, off-topic, an infringement of copyright or an invasion of privacy. Read our forum standards and community guidelines.

You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to Sirens & Gavels

Get blog updates by email

About this blog

Public safety news from the Inland Northwest and beyond.

Latest comments »

Read all the posts from recent conversations on Sirens & Gavels.

Search this blog
Subscribe to this blog
ADVERTISEMENT
Advertise Here