Police Abuse

Police Officer Faces 11 Years for Beating Death

Ex-cop charged with civil rights violations and lying to investigators but not manslaughter or murder


Former Spokane Police officer Karl Thompson will be sentenced in Federal Court in downtown Spokane in less than a month, after being convicted last year of using excessive force and lying about it to investigators in the 2006 beating death of Otto Zehm.

Thompson may be taken to jail directly from the courtroom, but questions remain as to how long he'll be there.

H/T Sloopyinca