- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - The Justice Department is expected to release about 40 recommendations Friday for the Spokane Police Department.

The recommendations are the result of a review arising from the 2006 death of Otto Zehm, a mentally disabled man who was violently subdued at a ZipTrip convenience store. Officer Karl Thompson was convicted of violating his civil rights.

Mayor David Condon tells KXLY (https://bit.ly/1wgzGmu) he hopes the Justice Department review and changes already unerway will restore trust in police.

The changes include using body cameras and better training for dealing with the mentally disabled.


Information from: KXLY-TV, https://www.kxly.com/

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