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Karl Thompson Conviction Upheld

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A federal appeals panel has upheld the conviction of former Spokane Police Officer Karl Thompson A federal appeals panel has upheld the conviction of former Spokane Police Officer Karl Thompson
SPOKANE, Wash. - Former Spokane Police Officer Karl Thompson will not be getting a new trial. 

Thompson was found guilty in 2011 of using excessive force and attempting to conceal evidence in the death of Otto Zehm. On Tuesday, a federal appeals panel denied claims by Thompson's attorneys that courtroom errors following the 2006 beating justified a new trial. 

Thompson is currently serving a four-year sentence at a minimum-security facility in Arizona. 
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