Testimony continues in case against former Oklahoma City officer

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OKLAHOMA CITY - Testimony continued on Thursday in a case against a former Oklahoma City police officer accused of rape.

Daniel Holtzclaw is accused of sexually assaulting 13 women while on duty as an Oklahoma City police officer.

In August 2014, the state charged Holtzclaw with 36 felony counts of rape, sexual battery, indecent exposure and forcible oral sodomy after the 13 women came forward, claiming the officer assaulted them while they were in custody or inside his police car.

Thursday's testimony largely focused on the policies by the Oklahoma City Police Department and technology.

Several current and former Oklahoma City police employees took the stand, describing how records are kept, where they are held and how reports are made.

The witnesses also testified about the department's automatic vehicle locators, which is said to work like a GPS monitoring system. It tracks officers' patrol cars when they are logged in to the system.

The last witness to take the stand on Thursday was detective Kim Davis, one of the lead investigators in the case.

Davis originally interviewed Holtzclaw, when sexual assault allegations came to light last year. A recording of that interview was shown, in part, to jurors on Thursday.

The recording is reportedly around two hours long. In the video, Holtzclaw denied making sexual advances on two women while in a police uniform.

Detectives questioned Holtzclaw at length about a number of things, including his sexual preferences and the timeline of his traffic stops with the two alleged victims.

The remainder of the video is expected to be played Friday morning.

Holtzclaw faces the possibility of multiple life-sentences, if convicted.


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