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.

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw, 29, has been sentenced to 263 years – the full time possible after he was convicted for raping Black women while on duty. He was sentenced today on 18 counts — four counts of first-degree rape, plus additional counts of forcible oral sodomy, sexual battery, […]

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  Roland Martin talks to attorney Ben Crump and Mrs. Jannie Ligons, the grandmother who was the first woman to report Daniel Holtzclaw, in this exclusive interview on News One Now and the Tom Joyner Morning Show. Listen to the powerful interview above to hear Mrs. Ligons retell the story of her encounter with Daniel Holtzclaw, […]

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The rape convictions that could put a fired Oklahoma City police officer behind bars for life are vindication for some of the women he targeted, and also a reminder of how difficult it is to achieve justice in such cases. Most victims never report sexual assaults, and those who accused ex-officer […]

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Victims of Daniel Holtzclaw speak out on the steps of the Oklahoma County Courthouse.

Daniel Holtzclaw was found guilty on 18 of 36 charges, which ranged from rape, sexual battery and other charges.

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former Oklahoma City police officer was convicted Thursday of 18 of the 36 counts he faced, including four counts of first-degree rape, related to accusations that he victimized 13 women on his police beat in a minority, low-income neighborhood. Daniel Holtzclaw, 29, sobbed as the verdict was read aloud. He […]

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The fate of Daniel Holtzclaw, the Oklahoma City police officer on trial for raping 12 Black women and one underage Black girl, is now in the hands of a jury.

The 13 black women who say Daniel Holtzclaw raped them while he was on duty as an Oklahoma City police officer have largely been ignored by the national media and human rights activists. Until now. Daniel Holtzclaw, 28, is standing trial for raping or sexually abusing 13 African-American women. Prosecutors are trying Holtzclaw for 36 counts […]

Lawyer Damario Solomon-Simmons thought he'd seen everything until he visited the trial of ex-Tulsa police officer Daniel Holtzclaw.

The Daniel Holtzclaw trial is now into its fourteenth day. It is a trial that mainstream media has essentially ignored, possibly because of who the…