Otto Zehm v. City of Spokane, Karl Thompson et al

Jeffry K. Finer

Case Conclusion Date:August 22, 2012

Practice Area:Civil Rights

Outcome:Settlement for $2MM in cash and commitments by City to properly train officers in their encounters with mentally ill suspects.

Description:Death in custody as a result of a police officer's unjustified assault during a brief Terry -Stop. The six-year civil case culminated in a successful $2MM settlement after the officer was convicted in federal court of excessive force and obstruction.