Jury Finds Maurice Clemmons’ Sister Guilty

A Pierce County jury has found Maurice Clemmons sister, LaTanya Clemmons, guilty of assisting the man who drove Maurice Clemmons to and from the coffee shop where he fatally shot four Lakewood police officers in November.

A Pierce County jury on Thursday found LaTanya Clemmons guilty of helping her brother’s alleged getaway driver in the hours after the Nov. 29 shootings in a Parkland coffee shop, the worst massacre of police in state history.

Jurors had deliberated for nearly three days before returning the verdict on two counts of rendering criminal assistance, which carries a sentence of up to five years in prison. The same jury also acquitted her of two additional counts of rendering criminal assistance.

Specifically, the jury found that LaTanya Clemmons drove the alleged getaway driver, Darcus Allen, from the area near the coffee shop and gave him money for a motel room after the shootings.

LaTanya Clemmons, 34, is the first of seven defendants — all family or friends of Maurice Clemmons — to stand trial for their alleged roles in the murders.