Ex-Cop Daniel Holtzclaw Sentenced to Full 263 Years in Prison for Raping, Assaulting Black Women
Justice served cold and hard. Well done.
Ex-Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw, 29, has been sentenced to 263 years in prison, the full amount recommended by a jury. Holtzclaw was convicted in December of 18 counts of rape, sexual battery, and assorted other crimes after 13 black women testified he’d used his badge to assault them, then intimidate them into silence.
Three of Holtzclaw’s victims were present Thursday to give victim impact statements during the hearing. But the sentencing was delayed by more than three hours while District Judge Timothy Henderson met with both sides to consider Holtzclaw’s request for a new trial.