Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub issued the following statement after the sentencing hearing of Karl Thompson.
"Today’s decision brings closure to a very difficult time in our city’s history. Both the people of Spokane and the Spokane Police Department have learned much from this tragic incident."
"It is now time for our community to heal and move forward. The Spokane Police Department is committed to serving all members of our community with dignity and respect, continuing introspection and improvement and developing positive dialogue and interaction with those we serve."