police killers

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.

The money will go the families of Sgt Mark Renninger and Officers Gregory Richards and Tina Griswold. They each left behind a spouse and children. The family of Officer Ronald Owens was not a party to the settlement.

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington is adopting a Blue alert system to enlist the public in looking for cop killers. KIRO-FM reports Gov. Chris Gregoire is expected to sign the Blue alert bill Thursday.