No charges filed yet against third SPD officer

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on April 25, 2013 at 8:24 PM

Updated Thursday, Apr 25 at 9:44 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. -- A second police officer has been charged in connection with the Otto Zehm investigation. Former Officer Karl Thompson was sentenced to prison in 2011 and the Spokane County Prosecutor filed charges against Officer Tim Moses on Wednesday/.

Moses was charged with making false statement to a public servant.  Investigators accused another officer of making some misleading statements in the case, but haven’t charged her yet.

Attorney's representing Sandi McIntyre told KREM 2 News that they have not heard anything from the U.S. Attorney's Office since December of 2012. Prosecutor Steve Tucker said he also has not heard any developments in her case.

However, the representative for Zehm’s family thinks the case is far from over.

“My sense is when the federal government gets involved they'll finish their investigation. They seem to be quite concerned with her conduct,” said Breean Beggs.

“I think Officer Moses plea deal with probably lead to more because now that they've reached an agreement with him about his cooperation. They'll get more of the story about who was behind the scenes trying to keep the public from knowing what happened,” added Beggs.

 McIntyre was served with a target letter back in 2011. The letter means federal investigators were looking into her for her involvement in the alleged Otto Zehm cover up.

During testimony McIntyre was asked if she ever said the thought Thompson overreacted toward Zehm. She stated she never said that to anyone. McIntyre claimed she wouldn't know because she wasn't present at the time of the baton blows.

Prosecutors brought up her 2009 testimony when she said she could have told someone about the head blows. McIntyre said the FBI pressured her into giving certain answers. During that testimony, McIntyre said she didn't recall too many questions. She admitted to saying she didn't recall to things that she knew the answers to according to court documents.

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