Policeman serial rapist of poor black women in Oklahoma, USA


This 10 December 2015 video from Oklahoma in the USA is called Former cop Daniel Holtzclaw convicted on 13 thirteen counts.

By Melissa Jeltsen in the USA today:

Oklahoma Ex-Cop Convicted Of Serial Rape

Daniel Holtzclaw faces a possible sentence of life imprisonment.

Daniel Holtzclaw, a former Oklahoma City police officer who was accused of sexually assaulting 13 black women while on duty, was found guilty of rape and sexual battery on Thursday.

An all-white jury that deliberated for more than 45 hours over four days acquitted Holtzclaw of 18 of the 36 charges he faced involving the assaults. But the 18 charges on which he was convicted, including four counts of first-degree rape, carry a possible sentence of life imprisonment. The jury also convicted him of forcible oral sodomy, second-degree rape, sexual battery and procuring lewd exhibition. Sentencing was scheduled for next month. …

Grace Franklin, activist and co-founder of OKC Artists For Justice, who has been organizing support for the victims, said she, too, was satisfied.

“It was obvious some of the survivors were not believed by the jury and that is a disappointment,” Franklin told The Huffington Post in an email. “We want women who are disenfranchised to know that they will be believed. They can receive justice. We are awaiting the final sentencing on Jan. 21st and we want consecutive years. But tonight we breathe a sigh of relief and move forward.”

During the trial, 13 women testified that Holtzclaw sexually assaulted them. The charges included six first-degree rape counts. …

From NOS TV in the Netherlands on this (translated):

Poor background

According to the prosecutors Holtzclaw deliberately chose women who would not be believed soon by other police officers. All the victims were black and from a poor background.

So, if Daniel Holtzclaw’s victims would have been white and/or rich, then he might possibly have been stopped much sooner.

The Melissa Jeltsen article continues:

“He exercised authority on those society doesn’t care about,” Assistant District Attorney Gayland Gieger told jurors during closing arguments on Monday. …

According to The Oklahoman, Holtzclaw worked from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m., often by himself, patrolling one of the state’s poorest neighborhoods. The women’s testimonies revealed a similar pattern: Holtzclaw would stop them, search them for drug paraphernalia and run criminal background checks. Then he’d force them into sex, threatening them with arrest if they didn’t comply. …

During his closing arguments, he [Holtzclaw’s lawyer] called Holtzclaw an “honorable and ethical police officer” and claimed the witnesses who testified had no interest in the truth. …

An expert testified that DNA on Holtzclaw’s uniform pants matched that of the youngest accuser, who said she was 17 when Holtzclaw raped her on her mother’s porch.

She told the court that she didn’t tell authorities because she didn’t see the point. “What kind of police do you call on the police?” she asked.

The assaults occurred over a period of seven months, with Holtzclaw becoming “more bold, more brazen and more violent” as time went on, prosecutors argued.

One woman, who has been identified by local media as a 57-year-old grandmother, sparked the investigation after she told police that Holtzclaw forced her to give him oral sex during a traffic stop.

He was arrested in August 2014, and fired from the Oklahoma City Police Department in January 2015.

Victims Of Ex-Oklahoma Cop Convicted Of Serial Rape Speak Out

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