This just appeared on the Associated Press wire:
One Washington state lawmaker says he wants to hold a public hearing to look into why a man accused of fatally shooting four Lakewood police officers was out on the streets.
Rep. Chris Hurst, D-Enumclaw, questioned why Maurice Clemmons was free despite a criminal history in both Washington and Arkansas, and said “something in the system clearly failed.”
Hurst says the Legislature “take every possible action and leave no stone unturned in their resolution to see that an event like this never happens again.”
Hurst is the chairman of the House Public Safety Committee.