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  • Ombudsman backer cites Zehm case

    A city councilman is continuing his push to keep expanded investigative authority for Spokane’s police ombudsman, citing new disclosures that the assistant chief privately considered his department’s investigation of the …


  • City reconsiders Zehm strategy

    The Spokane Police Department’s second-in-command believes an officer didn’t follow department policy in the fatal 2006 confrontation with Otto Zehm, contradicting his previous statements. That revelation prompted Spokane Mayor Mary …


  • Clark: Thompson trial leaving out important truths about Zehm

    Let’s make believe that you’re on the jury in the federal criminal trial against Karl F. Thompson Jr. Presuming it ever happens, of course.


  • Appeals court upholds ruling on Zehm innocence

    A jury likely will not learn that Otto Zehm was innocent of a crime when he was confronted by a Spokane police officer in a fatal encounter five years ago, …


  • Attorneys seek earlier trial in Zehm case

    The attorneys for the estate of Otto Zehm have asked a federal judge to set an earlier date for the criminal trial of Spokane police Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr. …


  • Trial in Zehm death rescheduled to March

    The federal trial of Spokane police Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr. has a new date: March 7.


  • Trial in Zehm death postponed to next year

    The federal trial of Spokane Police Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr. has a new date: March 7.


  • Appeal delays Karl F. Thompson Jr.’s trial

    With a jury pool waiting in another room, a federal judge Monday postponed the criminal trial against Karl F. Thompson Jr. after prosecutors announced their intention to appeal his ruling …


  • Otto’s much-delayed day in court on hold, again

    Wouldn’t it be great if the judicial system moved as efficiently as it does in the movies? Take that great, old film “The Verdict,” for example. That was a highly …


  • Appeal will delay Thompson trial at least two months

    With a jury pool waiting in another room, a federal judge Monday postponed the criminal trial against Karl F. Thompson Jr. after prosecutors announced their intention to appeal his ruling …


  • Federal court hears Zehm case beginning Monday

    A trial that starts Monday in federal court is as much about the credibility of the Spokane Police Department as it is the officer charged with using excessive force and …


  • Zehm delirium evidence dropped

    After years of Spokane police officials claiming that Otto Zehm suffered from “excited delirium,” a defense attorney said Thursday that he will avoid offering any evidence or expert testimony about …


  • ‘Excited delirium’ theory barred from Zehm trial

    After years of Spokane Police officials claiming that Otto Zehm suffered from “excited delirium,” a defense attorney said today that he will avoid offering any evidence or expert testimony about …


  • AMR report could play key role in officer’s trial

    On the night of the fatal confrontation with Otto Zehm, Spokane police Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr. told a fellow officer that he’d hit Zehm in the head with his …


  • Judge postpones Thompson’s criminal trial by a few days

    U.S. District Court Judge Fred Van Sickle today postponed a few days the criminal trial of Karl F. Thompson Jr. It is now scheduled to start with jury selection on …


  • No conflict in Otto Zehm case

    A federal judge decided Tuesday there’s no conflict of interest in how private attorney Carl Oreskovich has defended Spokane police Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr. in civil and criminal cases …


  • Lawyer defends roles in Zehm cases

    The attorney defending Spokane police Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr. spent a good portion of a hearing Monday defending the city of Spokane’s legal strategy. The attorney, Carl Oreskovich, told …


  • Spokane’s legal strategy in Zehm case defended

    The attorney trying to defend Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr. spent a good portion of a hearing today defending the City of Spokane’s legal strategy for how it gathered information …


  • Council to consider plan for stronger ombudsman

    An effort to expand the powers of the city of Spokane’s police ombudsman may go before the City Council on Monday night. The proposed ordinance would allow Ombudsman Tim Burns …


  • Second officer faces charges in Zehm case

    A second Spokane police officer has received a letter indicating that federal prosecutors intend to seek further charges in connection with the Otto Zehm investigation. Spokane attorney Rob Cossey said …


  • For limited judgment, for a limited time

    Sample radio/TV infomercial, take one. (Deep-voiced announcer)


  • Officer accused of using divorce to hide assets

    Spokane police Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr. divorced his wife to shield his assets and force taxpayers to foot the bill for his criminal defense, the federal prosecutor in the …


  • Spokane officer won’t have city attorneys in Zehm case

    Attorneys employed by the city of Spokane will no longer represent Spokane police Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr. in the legal battles stemming from the 2006 death of Otto Zehm, …


  • Judge to rule on request to bar evidence

    The attorney representing police Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr. has asked a federal judge to exclude any evidence that Otto Zehm had not committed a crime on the night of …


  • When it comes to cop shenanigans, answers often lacking

    There’s been so much crazy cop news around here lately that it’s hard to keep track of the mayhem. So I designed today’s helpful quiz as a way to test …


  • Charge stands in Zehm case

    Spokane police Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr., accused of lying to investigators over the fatal confrontation with Otto Zehm, unsuccessfully sought to get the charge dismissed Tuesday, arguing that he …


  • Judge refuses to dismiss lying charge against Thompson

    Otto Zehm, U.S. District Judge Fred Van Sickle, Karl F. Thompson Jr., Assistant U.S. Attorney Tim Durkin, Carl Oreskovich, Mayor Mary Verner; Terry Ferguson; Mark Burbridge; Victor Boutros; U.S. Department …


  • Zehm grand jury to hear evidence police changed testimony

    Allegations of a cover-up by Spokane police officers over their handling of the fatal Otto Zehm confrontation and the department’s 2006 investigation of the case are being presented to a …


  • Defense can see Zehm’s mental health file

    A federal judge ruled Thursday in favor of the city of Spokane and granted a motion brought by the attorneys for Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr. to obtain Otto Zehm’s …


  • Judge allows access to Zehm’s mental health records

    A federal judge today ruled in favor of the city of Spokane and granted a motion brought by the attorneys for Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr. to obtain Otto Zehm’s …