Sister who helped Lakewood cop killer accomplice gets early releaseon July 16, 2012 @ 5:42 am (Updated: 10:35 am - 7/16/12 )
LaTanya Clemmons was convicted of driving her boyfriend Darkus Allen to a hotel and spending $39 so he could spend the night and lay low while the police looked for him after her brother Maurice Clemmons opened fire on the officers in a Parkland coffee shop in November 2009.
Clemmons, 37, was able to take advantage of a now-expired state law that allows some defendants to be released after serving 50 percent of their sentences if they showed good behavior.
In a statement to Q13, the Lakewood Police department expressed disappointment with the release.
"We (LPD) have just been made aware that LaTanya Clemmons is being released early and has been serving some of her time in a work release facility. We are disappointed that LaTanya Clemmons is not being required to serve out the full term of her five year sentence for her involvement in the case involving the murder of our four officers.
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