Sheriff: Former officer convicted of sex charges on suicide watch
OKLAHOMA CITY – Authorities at the Oklahoma County Jail say they are keeping a close eye on a former officer who was convicted of sex crimes.
The jury recommended Holtzclaw spend 263 years behind bars.
He stood up and shook his head towards his family, mouthing “I didn’t do it.”
On Friday, Oklahoma County Sheriff John Whetsel confirmed that Holtzclaw is under suicide watch.
Officials say a detention officer or a deputy is sitting outside his cell to make sure he doesn’t try to take his own life.