Graphic: Holtzclaw interrogation

Posted at 5:54 PM, Feb 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-04 23:32:41-05


Oklahoma City - Interrogation video of Daniel Holtzclaw shows a two-hour probe, hours after the first victim accused him of sexual assault.

A former Oklahoma City police officer, Holtzclaw was convicted on 18 of 36 sexual crimes and sentenced to 263 years in prison. He's serving his time in an undisclosed location.

Oklahoma City police sex crimes detective Kim Davis conducted the interview at the start of Holtzclaw's shift on June 18, 2014. It began with a reading of Holtzclaw's Miranda Rights and his waiving his right to an attorney. Davis' interrogation style at times appeared familiar - like a casual conversation between colleagues.

"Someone has made an allegation about a stop. They don't know the officer's name. You said you made a stop after work you didn't call in. Where was that stop?" Davis asked. "Tell me about that stop."

The next two hours, Davis led Holtzclaw through a series of questions about victim Jannie Ligons, the first of 13 accusers who said Holtzclaw sexually assaulted them during traffic stops.

In one of the most telling exchanges, Davis and Holtzclaw discuss the crux of Ligons' complaint.


Davis: Do you recall putting your penis in her mouth?

Holtzclaw: I don't.

Davis: Would you remember if you did it?

Holtzclaw: If I did it, yes.

View the entire interview here.

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