NUPDATE: Former Spokane Police Officer Karl Thompson has been moved to a low security male prison in Arizona. He will serve the rest of his sentence there. Prior to Arizona he was at the Seatac Federal Prison for about a month.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Former Spokane police Officer Karl Thompson has been transferred to a federal prison outside Washington state. Thompson was sentenced to more than four years in prison for using excessive force and lying to investigators in the death of Otto Zehm who was mistakenly suspected of theft.
A lawyer for Thompson wouldn't identify the prison to protect him from other inmates who may have a grudge against police.