Moments ago, an Oklahoma City judge sentenced former police officer Daniel Holtzclaw to 263 years for the rape and sexual assault of eight Black women and girls. The sentence will run consecutively.
Holtzclaw was found guilty in December, with the jury convicting him of 18 of a possible 36 charges of first-degree rape, second-degree rape, sexual battery, forcible oral sodomy, procuring lewd exhibition, indecent exposure, burglary and stalking. The jury agreed with prosecutors who argued that Holtzclaw, who is White and Japanese, specifically sought out Black women in poor areas and intimidated them into keeping his crimes a secret. The all-White jury recommended 263 years of prison time.Before the sentencing, Daniel's team tried to get him another trial. However, the judge said NOPE!