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Lakewood Cop Killer’s Sister Released from Prison

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File photo of Seattle police during an investigation. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

File photo of Seattle police during an investigation. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

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PURDY, Wash. (AP/CBS Seattle) — The sister of a man who killed four police officers in Washington has been released early from the state women’s prison.

LaTanya Clemmons is the sister of Maurice Clemmons, an ex-convict who shot and killed four Lakewood officers in November 2009 at a coffee shop.

She had been sentenced to five years for rendering criminal assistance to Darcus Allen, who police say was Maurice Clemmons’ getaway driver. LaTanya Clemmons was accused of giving Allen $50 to drive her brother to a motel, where he hid out.

LaTanya Clemmons on Monday was released early for good behavior in prison.

A state appeals court threw out her conviction June 22, saying there was no evidence she knew Allen was an accomplice. Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist is appealing that decision.

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