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Is OKC police officer Daniel Holtzclaw REALLY guilty of the crimes he was convicted of?
Jannie Ligons' allegations resulted in
two guilty verdicts
counts 15 & 16
) and sentences totaling 21 years.
his patrol car computer and AVL prior to pulling Ligons over. The prosecution claimed he did this intentionally to avoid detection.
with allegations against Holtzclaw prior to any news coverage or public disclosure.
Lynchpin accuser, Jannie Ligons, reportedly
had no motive
to lie about her encounter with Daniel Holtzclaw when he pulled her over.
According to investigators,
they did not audio or video record
Ligons' interview where she formally made the allegations against Holtzclaw. This is poor investigative technique.
Jannie Ligons had an oral rape exam conducted by a SANE nurse and it
showed no evidence
of sexual assault.
she was made to put her hands on the hood of Holtzclaw's patrol car. That car was forensically examined hours later and no fingerprints belonging to Ligons could be found.
only video surveillance
of the allegations against Holtzclaw (the Jannie Ligons stop) is inconclusive at best and does not show any criminal activity.
Hours after the Jannie Ligons traffic stop
in June 2014
claimed he was innocent
when interrogated by Oklahoma City Police.
Ligons claims she was driving home. However, she
did not turn
and head northbound on N. Lincoln Blvd. toward her home. Instead, she remained westbound on NE 50th as she went through the intersection and was pulled over. This failed to be addressed during the investigation and trial.