Stories tagged: Karl F. Thompson Jr.
Wed., May 8, 2013
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 …
Tue., May 7, 2013, 5 p.m.
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, …
Thu., April 25, 2013
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. …
Wed., March 13, 2013
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, …
Thu., Jan. 17, 2013
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 …
Sat., Jan. 12, 2013
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. …
Fri., Jan. 11, 2013, 5:03 p.m.
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 …
Sat., Dec. 22, 2012
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 …
Fri., Dec. 21, 2012
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. …
Sat., Nov. 17, 2012
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 …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2012, 12:29 p.m.
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.
Fri., Nov. 16, 2012
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 …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2012, 8:51 p.m.
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.
Wed., Nov. 14, 2012
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 …
Sat., Nov. 3, 2012
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 …
Thu., Nov. 1, 2012
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 …
Wed., Oct. 24, 2012
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 …
Wed., Oct. 17, 2012
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 …
Fri., Oct. 12, 2012, 3:48 p.m.
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.
Sat., Oct. 6, 2012
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 …
Fri., Oct. 5, 2012, 8:50 p.m.
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 …
Sat., Sept. 22, 2012
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 …
Fri., Sept. 21, 2012, 10:59 a.m.
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 …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 18, 2012, 2:28 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.
Sat., Sept. 1, 2012
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 …
Fri., Aug. 10, 2012
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 …
Thu., Aug. 9, 2012, 12:39 p.m.
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 …
Wed., Aug. 8, 2012
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 …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2012, 4:23 p.m.
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 …
Fri., July 27, 2012
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. …