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  • Judge finds no conflict in Thompson defense

    A federal judge has ruled that he did not find a conflict of interest in how private attorney Carl Oreskovich has defended Spokane Police Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr., and …


  • 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

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  • Smart Bombs: Incarceration wave hits U.S.

    In debating the price and necessity of jails (see the opposite page), it helps to know the national context. With the spending surge on criminal justice since the 1990s, you’d …


  • 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 …


  • Prosecutor alleges police officer’s divorce was fraudulent

    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    Attorneys employed by the city of Spokane will no longer represent Spokane police Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr.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 …


  • City attorneys no longer will represent Thompson

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


  • 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 …


  • Everything slips past city’s finest

    Cpl. Clark returns to address your concerns about cops, courts and crime. Q: Every time I pick up the newspaper I see something about excited delirium. What the heck is …


  • 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 …


  • Lawyer: Zehm in ‘excited delirium’ before police arrived

    A lawyer for the City of Spokane argued today that Otto Zehm was suffering from “excited delirium” before the 2006 encounter with Spokane police that led to his death, causing …


  • Rally marks anniversary of Zehm altercation

    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. The gathering was …


  • 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.


  • 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?


  • Center for Justice loses lawyer

    Breean Beggs, the self-described chief catalyst for the public interest law firm Center for Justice, announced his resignation Monday, citing both fewer financial resources at the firm and aspirations for …


  • City says Zehm 911 recording was mislabeled

    A woman describing Otto Zehm as “on something” to an emergency dispatcher can be heard on a video compilation released by police in October 2006, but not on an audio …


  • When official voices obfuscate, a little translation clarifies

    Once again, doubt is being raised about the “official” facts regarding Otto Zehm, the mentally ill janitor who died following a violent 2006 encounter with cops in a Spokane convenience …


  • 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 …


  • Taser issues advisory on use of stun guns

    Taser International is advising police agencies across the nation not to shoot its stun guns at a suspect’s chest. The Arizona-based company says such action poses a risk — albeit …


  • 911 call perplexes Zehm attorney

    Among the details, court filings, and other developments surrounding the high-profile Otto Zehm case is a loosely related mystery that’s been downplayed by attorneys on opposing sides of the legal …