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.
SB removes an article about serial rapist Daniel Holtzclaw that many thought was sympathetic to the ex-cop. The editorial director apologizes for the error in judgment.
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."
Holtzclaw's conviction, mugshot, and incarceration location have been removed from the DOC's site for safety.
Ben Crump, the civil rights attorney, called an ex-Oklahoma City officer’s sentencing a rare opportunity to get full justice for his clients, who are poor, Black, and female, he said during an exclusive interview with NewsOne.
Ex-Oklahoma City officer Daniel Holtzclaw is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday on charges of raping and sexually assaulting Black women.
Jannie Ligons, who reported Holtzclaw to the police, was joined by other victims outside of the Oklahoma County District Courthouse with civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump, who represented five of the victims.
A group of Holtzclaw's victims ironically sang "Happy Birthday" to the 29-year-old after a judge found him guilty on 18 of 36 counts, including rape and sodomy. The jury's decision was delivered on the former cop's birthday.
Daniel Holtzclaw was found guilty on 18 of 36 charges, which ranged from rape, sexual battery and other charges.
The trial has received nationwide attention because of the brutal allegations against the former officer, Daniel Holtzclaw, and the all-White jury selected to seek justice for his 13 Black female victims.