Stories tagged: Otto Zehm
Spokane Police Culture Audit
An audit prepared by researchers at Gonzaga University on the culture of the Spokane Police Department, released in March 2017.
Department of Justice audit of Spokane Police Department
The report delivered by the Department of Justice on Dec. 19, 2014, that is an audit of the Spokane Police Department.
Karl Thompson Supreme Court Appeal
Karl Thompson filed this notice of appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 22, 2014.
Zehm settlement between City of Spokane and its insurance company
This settlement in the Zehm lawsuit was a separate agreement between the City of Spokane and its insurance company, the Insurance Company of the State of Pennsylvania.
Settlement agreement to Zehm civil suit
Settlement between the City of Spokane and Otto Zehm Estate agreed to in May 2012.
Ruling: Thompson doesn’t owe restitution
U.S. District Court Judge Fred Van Sickle ruled March 11, 2013 that former Spokane Police Officer Karl F. Thompson will not have to pay restitution to the family of Otto …
Condon letter to Spokane Park Board
Spokane Mayor David Condon wrote this letter dated June 18, 2012 to the Spokane Park Board requesting that the board dedicate the picnic shelter at Mission Park in honor of …
Juror letter to Judge VanSickle
A redacted copy of a letter sent by a juror on the Karl Thompson trial to the federal judge overseeing the case was unsealed on Aug. 7, 2012.
Condon letter to Ann Zehm
In this letter to Ann Zehm from June 4, 2012, Spokane Mayor David Condon apologizes for the death of her son, Otto Zehm. City officials agreed to send Ann Zehm …
The Spokane City Council on Monday, May 21, 2012, voted 7-0 in favor of this settlement with the family and estate of Otto Zehm.
Justice Department counsel Aine Ahmed’s response to Grant Fredericks’ allegations that prosecutors withheld information from defense, and request to waive confidentiality agreement.
Order vacating sentencing hearing
An order vacating the sentencing hearing for Spokane Police Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr.
Order denying request to talk to Thompson jurors
A judge has denied a request by former Spokane police Officer Karl Thompson’s attorney’s to interview the jurors who convicted him last month of two felonies in connection with the …
Hostile witness memo
Order requiring testimony
Application for order requiring testimony
Letter of Immunity
City’s FAQs on Zehm cases (released Sept. 9, 2011)
City officials released this list of “Frequently Asked Questions” during a news briefing about the Otto Zehm matter on Sept. 9, 2011. At the event, Mayor Mary Verner announced her …
Declaration by Oreskovich asking U.S. District Court Judge Van Sickle to move Karl Thompson trial
Declaration by Attorney Carl Oreskovich asking U.S. District Court Judge Fred Van Sickle to move the trial.
Otto Zehm FAQs
The City of Spokane issued a list of frequently asked questions about its handling of the Otto Zehm case, in a press briefing on Sept. 9, 2011.
City Memo Opposing Stay in Civil Case, Sept. 2009
City of Spokane responds to request from U.S. Attorney’s Office to put a halt to the civil case involving the death of Otto Zehm. The document, filed in September 2009, …
U.S. Attorney’s Office asks for stay in civil case (includes correspondence requesting to meet with mayor)
U.S. Attorney’s Office filing from September 2009 requesting a stay in the civil case involving the death of Otto Zehm. Includes email correspondence in which Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy Durkin …
Declaration about Zehm’s cause of death
Declaration by Dr. Daniel Davis about Otto Zehm’s cause of death filed Aug. 12, 2011. Includes a timeline of the video.
Declaration of Assistant Police Chief Nicks
Declaration of Jim Nicks, assistant chief of the Spokane Police Department.
Brief for Thompson seeking to exclude evidence
Prosecutor’s brief in response to request to exclude evidence
Replying to a brief filed by Karl F. Thompson Jr.’s attorney in response to a government filing seeking to include evidence in Thompson’s excessive force case.
ACLU letter to Spokane
A letter from Michael Kipling, an attorney representing the American Civil Liberties Union, to the Spokane city attorney’s office questioning Assistant City Attorney Rocky Treppiedi’s letter advising Breean Beggs to …
Breann Beggs letter to Mike Piccolo
A letter from Breann Beggs, attorney for the estate of Otto Zehm, to Mike Piccolo, assigned attorney for City Council members. The letter is in response to an order from …
Argument to expedite Zehm trial
The argument filed July 2, 2010, by attorney Jeffry Finer seeking a federal judge to set an earlier trial date for Karl F. Thompson Jr. in the Otto Zehm case.
Prosecution exhibit list for Thompson trial
Prosecutors’ exhibit list for the trial of Spokane police Officer Karl Thompson, who is facing criminal charges stemming from the March 2006 fatal police confrontation with Otto Zehm.