Lakewood shootings http://www.kplu.org en Witness: Corrections “completely failed” in Clemmons case http://www.kplu.org/post/witness-corrections-%E2%80%9Ccompletely-failed%E2%80%9D-clemmons-case <p>OLYMPIA, Wash. &ndash; The Washington Department of Corrections failed to adequately supervise Maurice Clemmons from the day he arrived in Washington from Arkansas. That&#39;s the conclusion of a former corrections supervisor who&#39;s now an expert witness in a new lawsuit against the Department.</p><p> Wed, 29 Jun 2011 16:37:45 +0000 Austin Jenkins 1974 at http://www.kplu.org Thursday morning's headlines http://www.kplu.org/post/thursday-mornings-headlines-9 <p>Making headlines around the Northwest this morning:</p><ul><li><strong>Hundreds Protest in Seattle After Birk Decision</strong></li><li><strong>Agreement Reached on Deficit Cutting Package</strong></li><li><strong><span lang="EN">Wet Snow for Parts of Western Washington </span></strong></li><li><strong>More Charges in Lakewood Police Shooting Case</strong></li></ul><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Surprise, Anger, Emotion Follow Birk Rebuke, Resignation</strong></p><p>Protesters numbering in the hundreds marched from downtown Seattle to a Capitol Hill Police precinct following&nbsp;<a href="http://kplu.org/post/angry-protesters-demand-justice-slain-woodcarver">a day of dramatic developments </a>in the case of Officer Ian Birk. In the span of a few hours Wednesday:</p><ul><li>The King County Prosecutor&#39;s Office <a href="http://www.kingcounty.gov/~/media/Prosecutor/documents/Charging_Decision.ashx">announced it would not file criminal charges against Birk </a>for the shooting death of Native American woodcarver John T. Williams.</li><li>The Seattle Police Firearms Review Board reported its finding that Birk&#39;s shooting of Williams was unjustified. (Video <a href="http://www.cityofseattle.net/police/news/2_16_2011/default.htm">here</a>.)</li><li>Officer Birk <a href="http://spdblotter.seattle.gov/2011/02/16/statement-of-police-chief-john-diaz/">resigned </a>from the Seattle Police Department. Thu, 17 Feb 2011 16:09:58 +0000 KPLU News Staff 816 at http://www.kplu.org Thursday morning's headlines Newly released records reveal more about Maurice Clemmons, investigation into police murders http://www.kplu.org/post/newly-released-records-reveal-more-about-maurice-clemmons-investigation-police-murders <P>A batch of documents released by the Pierce County Sheriff late last week reveal more about the man who killed four Lakewood Police officers in a Parkland coffee shop in late 2009. Mon, 07 Feb 2011 23:16:56 +0000 KPLU News Staff 733 at http://www.kplu.org Newly released records reveal more about Maurice Clemmons, investigation into police murders Court Considers Release of Lakewood Police Records http://www.kplu.org/post/court-considers-release-lakewood-police-records <p>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; The state Supreme Court is considering whether to release thousands of police records related to last&nbsp;year&#39;s fatal shooting of four Lakewood police officers.</p><p><strong><em>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<a href="http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/home/index.html">The Seattle Times</a></em></strong> is seeking release of the records. The files are from the case of Maurice Clemmons, an ex-con who gunned down the Lakewood officers in November.</p> Tue, 14 Sep 2010 20:12:08 +0000 26 at http://www.kplu.org Court Considers Release of Lakewood Police Records