Stories tagged: Timothy Durkin
SATURDAY, 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. …
FRIDAY, 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 …
FRIDAY, 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: THURSDAY, 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.
WEDNESDAY, 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 …
SATURDAY, 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 …
WEDNESDAY, 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 …
FRIDAY, 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.
SATURDAY, 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 …
FRIDAY, 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 …
SATURDAY, 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 …
WEDNESDAY, 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 …
TUESDAY, JULY 31, 2012
Lawsuit alleging abuse settled
Attorneys for a North Idaho girl have agreed to settle a civil suit alleging she was molested by a man who worked as substance abuse counselor and coach at the …
TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2012, 5:15 P.M.
Mediation set in Zehm case against Spokane Police
A federal judge has set a two-day mediation session to settle the $14.5 million civil suit filed against nine Spokane Police officers by the mother and estate of Otto Zehm.
FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2012
Con man pleads guilty to bilking investors out of $2.25 million
A Spokane con man had such a good sales pitch that he convinced a physician and a lawyer to take part in his get-rich quick schemes. In the end, some …
SUNDAY, APRIL 8, 2012
Transcripts reveal officers were given three days to file Zehm report
Newly released documents show Spokane police officers involved in the deadly altercation with Otto Zehm were given three days to think about the incident before writing reports detailing the 2006 …
SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 2012
Feds dispute misconduct allegations in Zehm case
The U.S. attorney’s office on Friday said allegations of prosecutorial misconduct by a forensic videographer – charges that have indefinitely stalled the sentencing of former Spokane police Officer Karl F. …
FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2012, 7:40 P.M.
Feds: Misconduct claims in Zehm trial meritless
The forensic videographer, whose allegations of prosecutorial misconduct have indefinitely stalled the sentencing of former Spokane Police Officer Karl F. Thompson, Jr., is depicted in new court documents as an …
TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2012
Karl Thompson seeks new trial in Otto Zehm case
Former Spokane police Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr. wants a new trial because an expert witness now claims a federal prosecutor bullied him, and he alleges for the first time …
SATURDAY, FEB. 11, 2012
Thompson request OK’d
A federal judge Friday granted a request by the attorney for former Spokane police officer Karl F. Thompson Jr. to allow lawyers to interview a government expert witness who claims …
FRIDAY, FEB. 10, 2012
City, Zehm family will enter mediation regarding lawsuit
In the first significant step toward a possible settlement, Spokane city leaders and attorneys representing the mother and estate of Otto Zehm announced late Thursday that they will enter mediation …
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25, 2012
Officer seeks lower sentence
A federal prosecutor is objecting to a request by convicted former Spokane police Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr. to reduce his potential prison sentence on the grounds that he has …
SUNDAY, OCT. 30, 2011
Doug Clark: There’s a stink in the courtroom and the hotel room
Karl Thompson’s version of what happened when he took down Otto Zehm sounds like one of those melees that are staple to TV cop shows. Barking orders. Officer-and-suspect squaring off. …
THURSDAY, OCT. 6, 2011
Zehm family feeling ‘shut out,’ lawyer says
A federal judge will hold another hearing this morning after attorneys objected to moving the upcoming criminal trial of Spokane police Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr. to Yakima. U.S. District …
FRIDAY, SEPT. 30, 2011
City’s FAQ answers challenged
Spokane city leaders are continuing to mislead the public about the fatal Otto Zehm confrontation, new court documents suggest. Federal authorities say city officials provided “patently false” information in a …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 22, 2011
Second officer under investigation in Zehm case identified
With the excessive force trial of a Spokane police officer less than a month away, the identity of a second officer under active federal investigation in connection with the fatal …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21, 2011, 6:50 P.M.
Officer under federal investigation in Zehm case identified
With the excessive force trial of a Spokane Police officer less than a month away, the identity of a second officer under active federal investigation in connection with the fatal …
FRIDAY, SEPT. 16, 2011
Thompson wants trial moved
The attorney representing Spokane police Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr. filed a motion Thursday asking a federal judge to move the upcoming trial because of “intense” media coverage and because …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 15, 2011, 6:09 P.M.
Thompson attorney wants Zehm trial moved
The attorney representing Spokane Police Officer Karl F. Thompson Jr. filed a motion today asking a federal judge to move the upcoming Oct. 11 trial because of “intense” media coverage …
SUNDAY, AUG. 28, 2011
Feds sought meetings with city leaders on Zehm case in 2009
U.S. Department of Justice officials two years ago had significant enough “ethical concerns” with the city of Spokane’s legal department that they asked to meet with Mayor Mary Verner, police …