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  • WEDNESDAY, AUG. 10, 2011

    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 …


  • SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 2011

    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.


  • TUESDAY, FEB. 8, 2011

    Appeals court hears arguments on evidence ruling

    SEATTLE – A jury should be told Otto Zehm hadn’t committed any crime before he was beaten by a Spokane police officer who claims Zehm was aggressive and defiant when …


  • MONDAY, FEB. 7, 2011, 6:05 P.M.

    Court asked to tell jury Zehm was innocent

    SEATTLE — A jury should be told Otto Zehm hadn’t committed a crime before he was beaten by Spokane police officer who claims Zehm was aggressive and defiant when confronted …


  • SATURDAY, MARCH 20, 2010

    Lawyer defends Zehm handling

    A lawyer representing the city of Spokane argued for the first time Friday that Otto Zehm was suffering from “excited delirium” before his 2006 confrontation with police, making it a …


  • THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 2010, 5 P.M.

    Rally marks 4th anniversary of Zehm confrontation

    About 40 people chanted and held signs Thursday to remember the fourth anniversary of the confrontation with Spokane police that left unarmed shopper Otto Zehm fatally injured.


  • THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 2010

    Four years later, let’s not forget Otto Zehm

    Today is the fourth anniversary of that sad and violent encounter between Otto Zehm and the Spokane cops. Hard to believe, huh?


  • THURSDAY, OCT. 22, 2009

    Work on federal suit must wait, judge rules

    Most of the legal preparations for a federal lawsuit against the city over the death of Otto Zehm will be put on hold until the criminal trial against a Spokane …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 24, 2009

    Zehm’s mother can give statement, judge rules

    The ailing mother of a man who died after being struck, Tasered and hogtied by Spokane police officers should have a chance to have her statement preserved for a civil …


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 23, 2009

    Police reject allegations by federal prosecutors

    Attorneys representing Spokane police in the Otto Zehm lawsuit launched a counterattack Tuesday against suggestions by federal prosecutors that they withheld information about the fatal confrontation in 2006. Sworn statements …


  • FRIDAY, JULY 3, 2009

    Officer on desk duty pending trial

    The Spokane police officer facing federal charges in connection with the 2006 death of Otto Zehm will remain on the city’s payroll but has been reassigned to desk duty while …


  • THURSDAY, JULY 2, 2009, 7:30 P.M.

    Officer given desk duty while awaiting trial

    The Spokane police officer facing federal charges in connection with the 2006 death of Otto Zehm will remain on the city’s payroll but has been reassigned to desk duty while …


  • THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2009, 8:22 P.M.

    Protesters rally for police accountability

    More than 100 protesters gathered in front of Spokane City Hall Thursday night to rally for police accountability and changes to an oversight process they see as flawed.


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