SPOKANE-- A day after the City of Spokane and Otto Zehm's family reached an out of court settlement his cousin says they're only half way there. Now the Zehm family is eager to see Karl Thompson sentenced.
KREM 2's Katie Utehs spoke with Otto’s cousin Wednesday afternoon in Mission Park, a place Otto Zehm enjoyed as a child. Part of the settlement may include a plaque at the park in his honor.
The Zehm family says the settlement only brings them halfway to closure. "It was never about a financial settlement and the money. No amount of money can replace Otto’s life."
The Zehm estate was awarded $1.67 million in an out of court settlement for the death of Otto Zehm.
As Otto’s cousin Dale explained it's more about accountability. "We are anxious to see these changes."
The Zehm’s and city of Spokane agreed to more training for officers.
Karl Thompson was the officer who first confronted Zehm, but a handful of others were named on the civil suit for their involvement.
They Zehm family says the settlement was half of their closure.