Oklahoma City, police sued over convicted ex-officer

Ponca City Now - March 8, 2016 8:55 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Two more women have joined a lawsuit alleging that Oklahoma City and its police force failed to monitor a former officer who was recently convicted of sexually assaulting women while on duty.

The federal civil rights lawsuit alleges that the city and its police also failed to properly test and train Daniel Holtzclaw and didn’t investigate allegations of police abuse.

Holtzclaw was sentenced to 263 years in prison after being convicted in December on rape, sexual battery and other charges.

The lawsuit was filed Feb. 25 by five women, but it was amended Friday to include two more. The lawsuit says they’re among at least 14 women who Holtzclaw "stalked, stopped, arrested, and physically and sexually assaulted."

City officials declined comment. Police didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.


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