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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.




  • Thu., Nov. 15, 2012, 7:51 p.m.

    Federal prosecutor says Spokane has good police force

    U.S. Attorney Mike Ormsby, whose office handled the excessive force prosecution of former Spokane police officer Karl Thompson, took deliberate steps Thursday to praise the trustworthiness of the local police …

  • Wed., Oct. 24, 2012, 11:08 a.m.

    Police guild “circled the wagons” after Zehm

    In addition to revelations that Spokane Police detectives were feeding information about the Zehm investigation to Officer Karl F. Thompson, Jr., the grand jury testimony of Detective Jeff Harvey had …

  • Fri., Oct. 12, 2012, 4:22 p.m.

    Thompson supporters invited to potluck

    UPDATE: Potluck for Thompson canceled. Officer John Gately just called Friday afternoon to say that the Nov. 3 event “An Evening with Karl” F. Thompson Jr. has been canceled. “It …

  • Thu., Oct. 11, 2012, 8 a.m.

    Oreskovich gets another week to file

    The defense attorneys of former Spokane Police Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr. have blamed a faulty email program for missing the deadline last Friday to file any objections to the …

  • Wed., Sept. 19, 2012, 12:21 p.m.

    Now on to the penalty phase …

    For nearly a year, former Spokane Police Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr. has avoided sentencing on his federal convictions for using excessive force in the beating of Otto Zehm and …