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Otto Zehm

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., 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

  • Zehm settlement

    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.

  • AhmedResponse12292011

    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.