Former Oklahoma cop appeals convictions to US Supreme Court
January 9, 2020
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former Oklahoma City police officer convicted of raping and sexually victimizing women he encountered on patrol is appealing his conviction to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Court records show Daniel Holtzclaw's petition to the nation's highest court was filed last week.
Holtzclaw's attorneys argue prosecutors mischaracterized DNA evidence that was key to his conviction. They also cite a secret hearing held after he was convicted involving the state's forensic expert witness from which defense attorneys were excluded.
Finally, they argue that Holtzclaw was prejudiced by th...