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Sirens & Gavels Breean Beggs archive

FRIDAY, OCT. 31, 2014

FRIDAY, OCT. 17, 2014


Spokane police officer Karl Thompson waits to cross the street after leaving the William O. Douglas Federal Courthouse in Yakima, Wash., Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011.  Thompson was found guilty on two counts in the death of Otto Zehm. (Christopher Anderson / Spokesman-Review)

Zehm's family 'relieved' by guilty verdict

Spokane police Officer Karl Thompson leaves the William O. Douglas Federal Courthouse in Yakima today after a jury convicted him of two felonies related to the death of Otto Zehm. (SRPhoto/Christopher Anderson) Breean Beggs, attorney for Otto Zehm's family, said Zehm's mother, Ann, is relieved...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 19, 2011

Attorney Breean Beggs reviews evidence photographs with Granville Dodd on Sept. 1 in Spokane. (Dan Pelle)

Dead man's family wants jury inquest

Granville Dodd was home in bed when he got the call. His younger brother, Quentin Dodd, (right) one of 11 siblings, had been shot in Spokane Valley by a Spokane County sheriff’s deputy. It was bad, his family said, but no one knew exactly what...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 15, 2010

Jail-for-court-debt process sparks suit

After crashing into another car during a police chase in 2001, Spokane resident Lisa Orvis served eight months in jail and was ordered to pay $24,000 restitution. A decade of accrued interest later, she owes the county $70,000 and has spent seven or eight stints...

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TUESDAY, JULY 27, 2010

Josh Levy died after jumping off the Monroe Street Bridge on July 27, 2007. Family photo (Family photo / The Spokesman-Review)

Parents of Tasered bridge jumper file suit

The parents of a mentally ill man who died after jumping from the Monroe Street Bridge three years ago are suing the Spokane Police Department and the Spokane County Sheriff's Office for $4.7 million. Joshua Levy, a 28-year-old with paranoid schizophrenia, jumped after a standoff...

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MONDAY, FEB. 22, 2010

Beggs to leave Center for Justice

Breean Beggs, the self-described chief catalyst for the public interest law firm Center for Justice, announced his resignation today citing both fewer financial resources at the firm and aspirations for a future run for public office. Beggs, 47, quickly said he has no public office...

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