Ex-Oklahoma cop on 24-hour watch in county jail

Ponca City Now - December 12, 2015 3:28 pm

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Authorities say a former Oklahoma City police officer convicted of 18 charges including first-degree rape is under 24-hour watch in jail after an emotional outburst following his conviction.

Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Mark Opgrande said Friday that Daniel Holtzclaw is in special protection inside the jail as a precaution because of his demeanor after the trial.

The 29-year-old Holtzclaw began sobbing late Thursday after a jury convicted him.

Opgrande says Holtzclaw is being held in a single cell inside the county jail and is under 24-hour surveillance by a jailer.


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