October 13, 2011 in City, News

Tracking the Trial

 
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Otto Zehm’s death in 2006 polarized the community and sparked calls for reform. The complex legal battle over his death that followed has brought criticism of Spokane city leaders’ handling of the case and even morale problems within police ranks. Opening statements in Spokane police Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr.’s criminal trial began this morning.

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