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SPOKANE, Wash. - The City of Spokane Friday filed its formal response in the Otto Zehm federal civil lawsuit. >>
SPOKANE, Wash. - The City of Spokane filed its formal response in the Otto Zehm federal civil lawsuit. "We agree that the death of Mr. Zehm was a tragedy, but we maintain that the City, and the officers who responded, did so in a reasonable and lawful manner," says Howard Delaney, City Attorney. The lawsuit, which names the City and nine police officers, was filed earlier this year and was recently amended by the plaintiffs. No trial date has been set. >>
SPOKANE, Wash. - Just days after city officials essentially blamed Otto Zehm for his own death, a federal grand jury has indicted the first officer who responded to the confrontation that resulted in Zehm's death and sparked a cry for citizen police oversight.
U.S. Attorney James McDevitt announced that the grand jury has indicted veteran Spokane Police Officer Karl Thompson, who was the first of seven officers to confront Zehm, a 36-year-old janitor who had schizophrenia. Zehm died two days after he was beaten with a baton, shocked multiple times with a Taser and hogtied inside the Zip Trip at 1712 N. Division St.
Spokane Police officials initially claimed that Zehm attacked Thompson, but later recanted that claim after video surveillance tapes showed Zehm retreating and only holding 2-liter soda bottle in front of his face while Thompson struck him with a baton.
On Friday, city officials essentially blamed Zehm for the encounter, saying that "Zehm knew or should have known that he was being detained by a peace officer and had the duty to refrain from using force to resist such detention."
Wednesday, May 22 2013 7:26 PM EDT2013-05-22 23:26:35 GMT
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - The body of a 46-year-old female has been found at the Oxford Suites Hotel in Spokane Valley.>>
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - The body of a 46-year-old female has been found at the Oxford Suites Hotel in Spokane Valley. Staff members found the body in the floor room on Wednesday afternoon. At this hour we're awaiting more details from authorities. >>>SEND BREAKING NEWS VIDEO AND PICTURES TO PIX@KHQ.COM| >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:16 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:16:38 GMT
SPOKANE, Wash - A string of robberies in the Spokane area is prompting a warning from Spokane Police. They're telling people not to step in and stop the crime.>>
SPOKANE, Wash - A string of robberies in the Spokane area is prompting a warning from Spokane Police. They're telling people not to step in and stop the crime. Instead, they want people to be good witnesses and help remember suspect descriptions, etc.>>