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.
A Los Angeles jury will decide if the notorious serial killer known as the “Grim Sleeper” will be put to death for murdering 10 young Black women. Prosecutors successfully proved Lonnie David Franklin Jr. shot or strangled his victims between the years 1985 and 2007; his youngest victim was only 15 years old at the time of […]
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.
Daniel Holtzclaw was found guilty on 18 of 36 charges, which ranged from rape, sexual battery and other charges.
Throughout the trial, the defense has been emphasizing many of the victims' pasts in sex work and drug use, accusing them of lying and of having agendas to debunk their credibility.
Holtzclaw is facing 36 counts of rape, sexual battery, forcible sodomy and stalking. The former Oklahoma City cop could be served with a life sentence if convicted.
Lawyer Damario Solomon-Simmons thought he'd seen everything until he visited the trial of ex-Tulsa police officer Daniel Holtzclaw.