2 more Spokane officers may be charged in beating



SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Lawyers for two Spokane police officers say they expect to face federal charges of obstruction of justice because of their testimony in the city’s handling of the fatal beating of Otto Zehm.

Lawyers for Sandra McIntyre and Tim Moses told The Spokesman-Review (http://is.gd/kuIAqe) they’ve been in talks with federal prosecutors.

McIntyre and Moses were two of the officers that arrived after Officer Karl F. Thompson fatally beat Zehm in 2006 when he was suspected of taking money at a convenience store ATM. Thompson was convicted last year of violating Zehm’s civil rights by using excessive force and then lying about it to investigators.


Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com