Otto Zehm, a Spokane man with schizophrenia who worked as a janitor, died after a confrontation with police at a North Side Zip Trip store in March 2006.
Mon., Feb. 8, 2016, 7 p.m.
Breean Beggs picked to fill vacancy on Spokane City Council
Breean Beggs, a civil rights attorney, will fill the vacancy on the Spokane City Council. The council picked Beggs to take the seat that was left open when Councilman Jon …
Thu., Oct. 15, 2015, 10:29 p.m.
For Spokane School Board, voters can choose experience or new outlook
Rocky Treppiedi wants one more term on the Spokane Public Schools board. Jerrall Haynes, Treppiedi’s 26-year-old challenger, thinks it’s time for a new perspective.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 15, 2015, 5:34 p.m.
Shawn Vestal: Otto Zehm case still a stain on culture of Spokane’s police department
Two Spokane police officers – a long-serving captain and a long-serving lieutenant – took a stand last year for honesty and credibility in the department. Or maybe that should be …
Sun., Sept. 27, 2015
Police use-of-force cases shielded by strict Washington law
Killings by police in the line of duty have surged in Washington over the past decade, according to a Seattle Times analysis. During that period, only one police officer has …
Fri., Aug. 7, 2015
Shawn Vestal: Video expert from Zehm case was wrong pick for review of bike incident
When police officers investigating the death of a teenager killed in an encounter with a speeding Spokane County deputy needed an expert to analyze video footage, they made an unusual …
Ballad of Otto Zehm
Doug Clark’s “The Ballad of Otto Zehm”
Otto Zehm case / Jack Lynch
Deputy Mayor Jack Lynch on Don Pierce’s departure from Boise police
Mon., Dec. 24, 2012, 2:40 p.m.
Thompson being held at Phoenix security facility
Authorities have transferred 65-year-old Karl F. Thompson from the Federal Detention Center Sea-Tac in Seattle to a medium security facility in Arizona, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons website. …
Mon., Nov. 19, 2012, 5:29 p.m.
Thompson appeals Zehm conviction
Just as he promised last week after the sentencing, the attorney for convicted Spokane Police Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr. filed notice today that he intends to appeal several aspects …
Mon., Nov. 19, 2012, 8:21 a.m.
Clark: Otto Zehm Finally Gets Justice
It’s a good day, Spokane. There’s no snow in the potholes, the river’s still running and Karl Thompson Jr. is already ensconced in a federal lockup on the other side …
Fri., Nov. 16, 2012, 8:24 a.m.
Thompson Gets 4 Years, 3 Months
Originally posted 5:08 p.m. Thursday Updated: After being handed a sentence Thursday of more than four years in federal prison – the culmination of six years of investigations, legal action …
Fri., Nov. 16, 2012, 5:16 a.m.
Is this the closure we have been promised?
Good morning, Netizens… Paraphrasing one of those woefully-hackneyed movies you often encounter on various Western TV channels once said, “Yesterday was a good day for a hanging.” That’s because Karl …
Juror letter to Judge VanSickle
A redacted copy of a letter sent by a juror on the Karl Thompson trial to the federal judge overseeing the case was unsealed on Aug. 7, 2012.
Condon letter to Ann Zehm
In this letter to Ann Zehm from June 4, 2012, Spokane Mayor David Condon apologizes for the death of her son, Otto Zehm. City officials agreed to send Ann Zehm an apology as part of a legal s
The Spokane City Council on Monday, May 21, 2012, voted 7-0 in favor of this settlement with the family and estate of Otto Zehm.
Justice Department counsel Aine Ahmed’s response to Grant Fredericks’ allegations that prosecutors withheld information from defense, and request to waive confidentiality agreement.
Order denying request to talk to Thompson jurors
A judge has denied a request by former Spokane police Officer Karl Thompson’s attorney’s to interview the jurors who convicted him last month of two felonies in connection with the 2006 death of Otto Zehm.