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OKC police sued over convicted ex-officer

Posted at 12:15 PM, Mar 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-07 18:57:22-05

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Two more victims of a former Oklahoma City police officer convicted of sexually assaulting women while on duty have joined a lawsuit against the city, its police chief and several police employees.

RELATED: Former OKC officer Daniel Holtzclaw gets 263 years for rape, sex assault

The federal civil rights lawsuit alleges that Oklahoma City and its police failed to properly test, train and monitor Daniel Holtzclaw and didn't investigate allegations of police abuse.

Holtzclaw was sentenced to 263 years in prison after being convicted in December on rape, sexual battery and other charges.

The lawsuit was filed Feb. 25 by five women, but it was amended Friday to include two more. The lawsuit says they're among at least 14 women who Holtzclaw "stalked, stopped, arrested, and physically and sexually assaulted."

City officials declined comment. Police didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

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