Lakewood Police Killings

Lakewood Police Killings
6:57 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Wash. Supreme Court Weighs New Trial For Lakewood Police Shootings Accomplice

In front of the Washington Supreme Court, attorney Gregory Link makes the case for a new trial for Dorcus Allen. Allen was sentenced to 420-years in prison for driving the getaway truck after the murders of four Lakewood police officers in 2009.
Credit Austin Jenkins / Northwest News Network

The getaway driver in the murders of four Lakewood police officers is seeking a new trial. The case has made it to the Washington Supreme Court and today the justices heard arguments.


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Lakewood Police Killings
5:17 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

Washington Supreme Court To Hear Lakewood Police Killings Challenge

The Temple of Justice in Olympia, Wash.
Credit Cacophany / Wikimedia Commons

It’s been almost five years since Maurice Clemmons gunned down four Lakewood police officers in a coffee shop. Clemmons’ aunt and cousin were convicted of helping him after the murders. Now, their case is before the Washington Supreme Court on appeal. Oral arguments are scheduled for Thursday.

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Lakewood Shooting Anniversary
5:59 pm
Tue November 20, 2012

Three Years Later, Former Officer Recalls Lakewood Shootings

Three years ago this Thanksgiving weekend, an Arkansas parolee named Maurice Clemmons shot and killed four Lakewood police officers in a coffee shop. Chris Sorrells was one of the first officers at the scene. In the years since, his life has changed dramatically.

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Slain Lakewood Police Officers
4:14 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

Families Of Slain Lakewood Officers Settle With DOC For $12.5M

The Lakewood Police Department Fallen Officer Memorial, which honors the victims of the November 29, 2009 Lakewood police officer shooting.
Marques Hunter Wikipedia

The Washington Department of Corrections will pay $12.5 million to the families of three of the four Lakewood police officers killed by parolee Maurice Clemmons. The settlement announced Friday comes nearly three years after the Thanksgiving weekend shooting at a coffee shop.

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