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

Case Conclusion Date: 08.22.2012

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.

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