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  • Timothy Moses pleads guilty to lying in Otto Zehm case

    Spokane police Officer Timothy Moses pleaded guilty Tuesday to lying to federal agents in 2009 as they investigated the fatal confrontation between his friend, Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr., and …


  • SPD’s Moses pleads guilty to lying to FBI

    Spokane Police Officer Timothy Moses resigned today before pleading guilty to making a false statement to FBI investigators during the case that ultimately convicted his friend, Karl F. Thompson Jr, …


  • Spokane police officer to admit lie in Zehm testimony

    A Spokane police officer will resign and plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of lying during the investigation of the fatal 2006 police confrontation with Otto Zehm, authorities said Wednesday. …


  • Thompson won’t pay for Zehm restitution

    A federal judge rejected demands that former Spokane police Officer Karl Thompson Jr. pay $825,000 in restitution to taxpayers and the family of Otto Zehm. Thompson is imprisoned in Safford, …


  • Input sought on use of force report

    Several community members on Wednesday thanked the city of Spokane’s Use of Force Commission for months of work, and police Chief Frank Straub said he and Mayor David Condon will …


  • Thompson restitution challenged

    Former Spokane police Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr.’s attorneys argued Friday that Thompson shouldn’t have to pay restitution stemming from his criminal conviction for using excessive force against Otto Zehm. …


  • Thompson argues against Zehm restitution

    Former Spokane Police Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr.’s attorneys argued today that a judge should not force Thompson to pay any restitution stemming from his criminal conviction for using excessive …


  • Police face reorganization

    The Spokane Police Department, hoping to restore public confidence, will embark on a major reorganization next month designed to make existing resources more efficient at achieving the ultimate goal of …


  • Use of force panel offers 26 recommendations to improve police department

    A yearlong review of the Spokane Police Department found a professional organization committed to public service but lacking in identity and needing improvements in how it investigates its own officers. …


  • Thompson being held in federal center in Seattle

    Former Spokane police Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr. is in a federal detention center south of Seattle, at least temporarily. The Federal Bureau of Prisons doesn’t yet have Thompson in …


  • Thompson now in Seattle federal detention

    Former Spokane Police Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr. is in a federal detention center in Seattle, at least temporarily.


  • Thompson gets 51 months in prison

    After being handed a sentence Thursday of more than four years in federal prison – the culmination of six years of investigations, legal action and community soul-searching – former Spokane …


  • Thompson sentenced to 4 years in prison

    A federal judge today sentenced former Spokane Police Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr. to 4 years and 3 months in prison.


  • Thompson sentencing in Otto Zehm case set for Thursday

    After living free for a year as attorneys argued for a new trial, former Spokane police Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr. will learn his punishment for using excessive force and …


  • Thompson divorce under feds’ scrutiny

    The divorce that enabled former Spokane police Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr. to charge taxpayers more than half a million dollars for his legal defense against excessive force charges is …


  • Zehm plaque placed at Mission Park in ceremony on his birthday

    Wrapped in a blanket under gray skies, Ann Zehm reached out to touch the metal plaque placed at Mission Park to honor her son, Otto, on what would have been …


  • Zehm detective feared reaction to video

    Previously sealed records show that the lead Spokane Police detective investigating an officer’s confrontation with Otto Zehm believed the convenience store security video of the incident would be “inflammatory” if …


  • Zehm family tells judge of loss

    Otto Zehm’s mother fears going outside of her assisted-living home because of what Spokane police did to her only son, according to letters released Tuesday in federal court. Otto Zehm’s …


  • Attorney seeks no jail for Thompson

    The attorney for Karl F. Thompson Jr. asked a federal judge today to give the decorated former Spokane Police Officer a “just” sentence that includes no imprisonment.


  • Prosecutors seek 10 years

    Federal prosecutors asked a federal judge late Friday to sentence former Spokane police Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr. to 10 years in federal prison for using excessive force on Otto …


  • Feds seek 10 years in prison for Thompson

    Federal prosecutors asked a federal judge late today to sentence former Spokane police Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr. to 10 years in federal prison for using excessive force on Otto …


  • Judge sets Thompson sentencing for Nov. 15

    Former Spokane police Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr. will finally be sentenced, more than a year after he was convicted of using excessive force and lying about his confrontation with …


  • Thompson sentencing set for Nov. 15

    U.S. District Court Judge Fred Van Sickle today reset the sentencing date for former Spokane Police Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr. for 9 a.m. on Nov. 15. It comes more …


  • 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.


  • Zehm defense presents case for retrial

    Carl Oreskovich argued Friday that former Spokane police Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr. should receive a new trial because federal prosecutors hid information from the defense that could have won …


  • Thompson case: Juror claimed orders were ignored

    The alternate juror who claimed last year’s trial of former Spokane police Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr. was marred by jury misconduct was unable to provide any specific examples of …


  • Alternate juror: case against Thompson ‘horrible’

    New documents released today 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 …


  • Juror speaks out against Thompson attorney

    The forewoman of the jury that convicted former Spokane police Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr. of using excessive force said in a letter to a federal judge that defense attorneys …


  • Juror claims Thompson attorneys 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 …


  • Thompson jury query to be opened

    The secretive query of jurors who convicted former Spokane police Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr. will be made public after a federal judge decided Thursday to unseal court records. U.S. …

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