Monday, June 22, 2009

Spokane Police Officer Karl Thompson on Administrative Leave

The US Attorney’s Office announced this afternoon that the Federal Grand Jury has indicted Karl Thompson on Civil Rights violations of excessive force and making false statements during an investigation.

"I believe in seeking the truth and trust our criminal justice system to do just that," said Chief Kirkpatrick. 

Due to policy and procedure, Ofc. Thompson has been placed on temporary paid administrative leave. The next stage is governed by a city policy which requires the City Administrator to determine Ofc. Thompson’s status pending the outcome of the criminal trial.

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