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(Maurice Clemmons was under supervision by the state Department
of Corrections when authorities say he shot and killed four Lakewood
officers)


SEATTLE, Wash. - The Seattle Times reports that the man accused of killing four police officers last fall earlier told his wife in a series of jailhouse phone calls that he would never again be arrested, face a judge or be jailed.
     
Through a public records request, the newspaper obtained more than nine hours of talks Maurice Clemmons had with his wife, Nicole Smith, and others from Oct. 1 to Nov. 17 while he was in the Pierce County Jail. The Times reported Sunday that the 28 conversations show he believed he was a victim of the criminal justice system and was obsessed with revenge.
     
At one point, he says he will need a gun and will shoot police if they cross him.
     
The four Lakewood officers were gunned down Nov. 29 at a coffee shop south of Tacoma.
     
Clemmons was shot to death by a Seattle officer two days later.

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The man who killed four Lakewood police officers was able to bail out of jail less than a week before by taking loans against two of his houses.
     
The News Tribune of Tacoma says Maurice Clemmons bailed out of the Pierce County Jail a total of three times this year, raising a total of $42,000 in cash or collateral.
     
The News Tribune says he knew the process because he once worked at a bail bond company.
     
Washington property records show Clemmons owned three properties in Pierce County, purchased in 2008.
     
Job records from the state Department of Corrections show Clemmons worked for a recycling company and a plumbing company. He cleaned gutters and formed a pressure-washing company and a hot dog outlet.

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