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Former Oklahoma City Police Officer Found Guilty of Rapes

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Published Date
December, 2015

This article describes the case of Daniel Holtzclaw, a former police officer in Oklahoma City who was accused of raping thirteen women while on duty over a 6-month period and was ultimately convicted on 18 counts of rape and sexual assault. Prosecutors said that he targeted women he stopped while on night patrol in one of the city’s poorest neighborhoods, singling out poor black victims with criminal backgrounds whose stories he thought would not be believed. Mr. Holtzclaw was subsequently sentenced to 263 years in prison