Former Oklahoma officer accused of sex crimes fighting for his job
OKLAHOMA CITY – A former Oklahoma City police officer, who is facing dozens of charges, is fighting for his job.
On Jan. 8, Daniel Holtzclaw was fired from the police force.
Last year, Holtzclaw was placed on administrative leave after several women accused him of rape.
Holtzclaw is charged with 36 counts of rape, sexual battery, indecent exposure and forcible oral sodomy after several women came forward, claiming the officer assaulted them while they were in custody or inside his police car.
In a termination letter, Chief Bill Citty, with the Oklahoma City Police Department, called the allegations against Holtzclaw “the greatest abuse of police authority he’d witnessed in his 37 years.”
Police officials say Holtzclaw was ultimately fired for several policy violations.
On Wednesday afternoon, Holtzclaw’s attorney met with the Fraternal Order of Police to try to get a grievance.
The former officer wanted the FOP to defend him in his appeal against his firing from the police department.
The FOP denied that request.