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SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Mayor Mary Verner is set to hold a news conference at 9 a.m. today regarding the Otto Zehm case. She's expected to respond to recent criticism leveled by mayoral candidate David Condon earlier this week regarding her handling of the Zehm case.

Mayor Verner is also reportedly expected to announce the formation of a special commission to investigate Zehm's death.

In March, 2006, the unarmed 36-year-old janitor who suffered from mental problems was confronted by police in a north Spokane convenience store after he was mistakenly suspected of stealing money at an ATM.  

He died two days after he was beaten, hogtied, and shocked with a taser. Both criminal and civil trials are pending.

We will be streaming the mayor's news conference live here on. KHQ.com.

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