Police officer accused of sexually assaulting women fights for lower bond

OKLAHOMA CITY – A prominent Oklahoma City attorney is fighting to have the bond reduced for an Oklahoma City police officer accused of sexually assaulting numerous women.

Daniel Holtzclaw remains behind bars at the Oklahoma County Jail.

He’s being held on a $5 million bond.

He’s now asking a judge to slash that number to just $139 thousand.

He’s hired one very prominent attorney Scott Adams to represent him in the case.

During traffic stops on the city’s northeast side, Holtzclaw is accused of forcing several women to perform sexual favors.

Attorney Jacqui Ford isn’t connected to the case, but says both sides have a compelling argument.

“Bail and bonds are not meant to punish. They are there to assure his appearance in court,” said Ford.

According to court records, Holtzclaw’s attorney claims the officer is “neither a flight risk nor a danger to the community should he be released.”

Ford says some will disagree.

“Threat to the community is what the state will hang its hat on,” said Ford. “There are a lot of women that would agree he is a threat.”

So far seven alleged victims have come forward.

Attorney Adams did not want to talk about the case until the district attorney files formal charges.

That has not happened.

A court hearing on the bond also can’t be set until after the charges are filed.