SPOKANE-- A judge ruled Friday that former Spokane Police Officer Karl Thompson's defense team can interview a video expert retained by the government.
Jurors convicted Thompson last fall of lying to federal investigators.
He was also convicted of excessive force in the beating of Otto Zehm at a Spokane Zip Trip.
The city of Spokane’s legal team hired Grant Frederick. He matched the Zip Trip video with the 911 call the night Thompson confronted Zehm.
Now attorneys for both sides will interview Frederick’s in closed court.
A date and time has not been set.