In an email interview, Solomon-Simmons condemned the Oklahoma Department of Corrections for denying his team access to Holtzclaw, but granting access to 20/20. In February, a spokesman refused to disclose his whereabouts to NewsOne, saying it's common practice for the department to conceal the whereabouts of high-profile prisoners for their protection.
Arguing that police should have done something sooner to stop rapist ex-Oklahoma City, Oklahoma police officer Daniel Holtzclaw, lawyers for the victims have amended a federal civil rights civil suit against him to include another victim.
While extending condolences to the family of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died of natural causes over the weekend, NewsOne’s legal expert Damario Solomon Simmons says that the vacancy gives President Barack Obama a golden opportunity to right the court on issues of civil rights.
An attorney representing victims of former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw, convicted of raping Black women, condemned prison officials for removing any trace of his whereabouts from the database, saying it is causing his clients "crushing anxiety."
Ex-Oklahoma City officer Daniel Holtzclaw is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday on charges of raping and sexually assaulting Black women.
Legal expert Damario Solomon-Simmons says the criminal justice system is not the only place where Blacks face intense discrimination.
Six men and a woman were accused of producing and distributing nearly 10,800 “2 Ride” passes in violation of policy for Tulsa City Transit. The workers, however, were simply doing as they were told by supervisors, their lawyer says.