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  • Mixed verdicts for 4 accused of helping cop killer

    A jury in Tacoma returned mixed verdicts today against four people accused of helping Maurice Clemmons after he gunned down four Lakewood police officers in a coffeeshop last year.


  • Trial starts for 4 accused of aiding in Lakewood killings

    Lawyers presented opening arguments today in Tacoma in the trial of four people accused of helping Lakewood police killer Maurice Clemmons.


  • Legislative panel mulls officer-involved gunfire

    OLYMPIA – A year after searching for ways to reduce the deaths of police officers in the line of duty, the Legislature is looking for ways to reduce the deaths …


  • Lakewood cop killer paroled despite violent past

    SEATTLE – Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee granted clemency to a violent felon who would later gun down four police officers even though his record in prison was filled with …


  • 5-year sentence in Lakewood officers shooting

    A woman convicted of rendering criminal assistance in the shooting deaths of four Lakewood, Wash., police officers was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison.


  • No charge for Seattle officer who shot Lakewood cop killer

    King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg says the Seattle officer who fatally shot Maurice Clemmons will not be charged.


  • Families of Lakewood police drop dollar figure from claims

    The families of four Lakewood police officers slain as they sat in a coffee shop in November say they’ll revise their claims against Pierce County to delete any reference to …


  • Families of Lakewood officers filing $134M claim

    The families of three Lakewood police officers slain as they sat in a coffee shop in November are expected to filed claims against Pierce County for $134 million.


  • Jury: Officer who shot Clemmons felt in danger

    An inquest jury on Wednesday found that a Seattle police officer believed he was in imminent danger when he killed a man who had shot four Lakewood officers to death.


  • Lakewood police killer shot 4 times, inquest jury told

    Maurice Clemmons was struck by four of seven gunshots fired by Seattle police Officer Benjamin L. Kelly during an early-morning encounter in South Seattle on Dec. 1, a homicide detective …


  • Officer says he thought Clemmons was pulling gun

    SEATTLE – A Seattle police officer testified Monday that he armed himself when he recognized the man who fatally shot four officers at a Lakewood coffee shop because he believed …


  • Seattle officer who shot Lakewood police killer testifies

    Seattle police Officer Benjamin L. Kelly said he didn’t immediately recognize Maurice Clemmons when he first encountered him on a South Seattle street early on the morning of Dec. 1.


  • Editorial: Don’t toss rights out in reaction to shootings

    Several Western Washington lawmakers have made it a goal of the 2010 legislative session to prevent certain criminal suspects from being released while they await trial. The lawmakers’ determination is …


  • Hundreds line up as coffee shop reopens

    PARKLAND, Wash. (AP) — Hundreds of police and other customers lined up early for the reopening of the Washington state coffee shop where four officers were shot and killed two …


  • Lakewood officer remembered in home state

    Mark Renninger grew up 250 paces from the Boys & Girls Club of Bethlehem. When he heard the lawn mower start up, he would come running — and insist on …


  • Tacoma Dome memorial honors slain officers

    About 20,000 mourners, mostly members of law enforcement from Washington state and across the country, honored four slain officers who were remembered Tuesday as heroes and loving family members.


  • Lakewood officers’ memorial coverage on the Web

    News organizations and people in Western Washington are posting updates to the Web and Twitter about today’s memorial for the four slain Lakewood police officers. Below is a sampling of …


  • Police: Driver waited for cops’ killer at shop

    TACOMA – The convicted murderer who drove Maurice Clemmons from the coffee shop where he killed four suburban police officers waited for him in the getaway truck with a newly …


  • Family, friends helped Clemmons, officials say

    TACOMA – Hours after the man suspected of killing four Seattle-area police officers was shot to death Tuesday, prosecutors said they had evidence of an extensive network of friends and …


  • Procession honors slain Lakewood officers

    The bodies of the four Lakewood police officers gunned down at a Parkland coffee shop Sunday were taken from the Pierce County Medical Examiner’s office to the Mountain View Funeral …


  • Editorial: Tell police they’re in your prayers and thoughts

    A total of four officers had been shot and killed in Pierce County over the past 30 years. That toll doubled Sunday morning when a cold-blooded assassin entered a coffee …


  • Suspect in officer killings eludes law on West Side

    SEATTLE – Authorities believe the man sought in the slaying of four police officers is still alive and has been aided by a network of friends and family, a police …


  • Brief bios of the slain Washington officers

    A look at the four police officers who were slain at a suburban Western Washington coffee shop on Sunday.


  • Gunman kills 4 officers

    SEATTLE – A 37-year-old Tacoma man is being sought for questioning in the execution-style shooting Sunday of four Lakewood, Wash., police officers, according to two law enforcement sources. Maurice Clemmons, …


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