Seattle paying $974,000 for police damage to Clemmons' aunt home

The Associated PressMarch 10, 2011 

SEATTLE - The city of Seattle has agreed to pay $974,000 to compensate a family for damage to their home that was hit by dozens of tear gas canisters as police were searching for the man who killed four Lakewood police officers.

The Seattle Times reports about $250,000 goes to restore the home that was left uninhabitable. The rest compensates the family of Chrisceda Clemmons for other losses and expenses.

She's the aunt of Maurice Clemmons and called police when she thought he was heading for her home after shooting the officers in November 2009.

Clemmons was not found at the home. He was later shot and killed in a confrontation with a Seattle police officer.

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