Only two officers used Tasers on Zehm
The Spokane Police Department for the first time Wednesday said that only two of seven responding police officers used their Tasers against 36-year-old Otto Zehm during a March 18 scuffle.
Police spokesman Cpl. Tom Lee provided the new details out of concern that an April 4 article in The Spokesman-Review gave the impression that all of the officers had been involved in the use of force to subdue Zehm, an unarmed mentally-ill janitor who died two days later.
Officers Karl Thompson and Steve Braun Jr., the first two on the scene, both used their Tasers, and Thompson also used a police baton in their efforts to restrain Zehm, Lee said.