- 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.

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


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