Attorneys for Karl Thompson appeal conviction, sentence

Attorneys for Karl Thompson appeal conviction, sentence

Attorneys for Karl Thompson appeal conviction, sentence

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on November 19, 2012 at 3:13 PM

Updated Saturday, Nov 23 at 3:15 PM

SPOKANE – Attorney’s for former Spokane Police Officer Karl Thompson filed an appeal Monday to the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.

Attorney Karl Oreskovich is seeking a decision from the Ninth Circuit on Thompson’s conviction, sentencing and the motion denying Thompson release from prison pending the appeal.

Karl Thompson was convicted in 2011 of using excessive force and lying to investigators in the 2006 beating death of Otto Zehm.  A judge sentenced Thompson to just over four years in prison last week.  Thompson is currently being held at SeaTac Federal Detention Facility in Western Washington.

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