A Pierce County judge this morning approved a settlement between the families of three slain Lakewood police officers and the state Department of Corrections that calls for the state to pay the families $12.5 million.
Survivors of Sgt. Mark Renninger and officer Gregory Richards will received $5 million each under the terms of the settlement, said Tacoma attorney Lincoln Beauregard, who represented them. Survivors of officer Tina Griswold will receive $2.5 million, Beauregard said.
The three officers and colleague Ronald Owens were gunned down Nov. 29, 2009 in a Parkland coffee shop by convicted felon Maurice Clemmons. The families filed …