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.
Wed., Dec. 17, 2014
U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear ex-police officer’s appeal of Zehm case conviction
Former Spokane police Officer Karl Thompson Jr.’s legal battle to overturn his conviction in the 2006 death of Otto Zehm ended at the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday. The nation’s …
Thu., June 19, 2014
Doug Clark: Thompson verdict is the gift that keeps on taking
Think of the post-conviction phase of Karl Thompson as a big, colorful piñata that his Scheme Team defenders get to whack and whack at until it finally bursts open and …
Wed., June 18, 2014
Karl Thompson’s conviction upheld in Otto Zehm death
A federal appeals court panel on Tuesday upheld the conviction of former Spokane police Officer Karl Thompson. The three judges denied claims by Thompson’s attorneys that courtroom errors following the …
UPDATED: Tue., June 17, 2014, 12:46 p.m.
Appeals court upholds Karl Thompson’s conviction in death of Otto Zehm
A federal appeals court panel has upheld the conviction of former Spokane Police Officer Karl Thompson. The three judges ruled that Thompson doesn’t deserve a new trial in the 2006 …
Tue., June 3, 2014
Karl Thompson appeal argued in court
Attorneys for imprisoned former Spokane police Officer Karl Thompson argued Monday that prosecutors did not turn over important evidence before trial. Defense attorney Carl Oreskovich told the 9th U.S. Circuit …
Tue., Sept. 18, 2012, 1:13 p.m.
Judge Denies New Trial For Thompson
A federal judge has denied the motion for a new trial for convicted former Spokane Police officer Karl F. Thompson Jr. (pictured). Thompson’s lawyer Carl Oreskovich argued on Aug. 31 …
Mon., Aug. 13, 2012, 6 a.m.
Encounter with jurors sparks debate
Buried in the transcripts unsealed last week of the secret jury hearings held by a federal judge in the Karl F. Thompson Jr. case, was an apparent chance encounter between …
Thu., Aug. 9, 2012, 8 a.m.
Alternate juror blasts case against Thompson
New documents released Thursday show that the only person who raised issues about juror misconduct in the trial that convicted former Spokane Police Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr. was an …
Wed., Aug. 8, 2012, 6 a.m.
Juror: Thompson lawyers twisted words
The forewoman of the jury that convicted former Spokane Police officer Karl F. Thompson Jr. of excessive force said in a letter to a federal judge that defense attorneys have …
Tue., July 10, 2012, 2 p.m.
Feds oppose Thompson prison delay
Federal prosecutors appear to be growing frustrated with the ongoing delays that have kept convicted Spokane police Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr. out of prison. Eight months have passed since …
ACLU letter to Spokane
A letter from Michael Kipling, an attorney representing the American Civil Liberties Union, to the Spokane city attorney’s office questioning Assistant City Attorney Rocky Treppiedi’s letter advising Breean Beggs to cease contact with City Council members about police oversight.
Breann Beggs letter to Mike Piccolo
A letter from Breann Beggs, attorney for the estate of Otto Zehm, to Mike Piccolo, assigned attorney for City Council members. The letter is in response to an order from an attorney for the city of Spokane ordering Beggs to stop communicating with City Council members without counsel for the city present. Included is an article printed from the Washington State Bar Association regarding communicating with a represented governmental client.
Argument to expedite Zehm trial
The argument filed July 2, 2010, by attorney Jeffry Finer seeking a federal judge to set an earlier trial date for Karl F. Thompson Jr. in the Otto Zehm case.
Defense witness and evidence list for Thompson trial
Defense attorney Carl Oreskovich’s exhibit list for the trial of Spokane police Officer Karl Thompson, who is facing criminal charges stemming from the March 2006 fatal police confrontation with Otto Zehm.
Prosecution exhibit list for Thompson trial
Prosecutors’ exhibit list for the trial of Spokane police Officer Karl Thompson, who is facing criminal charges stemming from the March 2006 fatal police confrontation with Otto Zehm.