Oklahoma City Police Officer Fired for Abuse of Power and Sexual Assault

Oklahoma City Police Chief Bill Citty says in a statement per Daniel Holtzclaw's termination that

We believe these criminal acts were obviously malicious and wrong, but they were done by a lone officer, by one person . . . This situation is appalling, embarrassing, and unfortunate. But we do want the public to know that we're going to police our own and we're going to hold ourselves to the same standards that we hold the public.

"Malicious" and "appalling" are correct words for the crimes of former officer Daniel Holtzclaw. Daniel is heading to trial for his crimes against minority women, located mainly on the northeast side of Oklahoma City. He faces "36 counts" of criminal charges. Holtzclaw is charged with assaulting 13 women while on duty and the assaults range from rape, "burglary, stalking, indecent exposure, and procuring lewd exhibition." If Holtzclaw thought he was attacking women no one cared about, he was mistaken. In the end, it was after hearing and seeing the evidence presented against Holtzclaw that the police department terminated his employment.

See more of Chief Bill Citty's remarks 

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Randie Henderson is a Gates Millennium Scholar and recent college grad. She is driven to write, read, learn, and educate about ways to dismantle oppression in America and globally because she is passionate about people and justice. You can find her on randiejourney.tumblr.com

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