Cop Convicted of Rape Seeks New Trial

Lawyers filed for a new trial for the former Oklahoma City police officer convicted of sexually assaulting eight, arguing Wednesday that prosecutors may have withheld evidence. Daniel Holtzclaw, who was convicted of five counts of rape and 13 other counts of sexual assault in December, will be sentenced Thursday. Prosecutors argued Holtzclaw targeted black women with criminal histories and used his badge to rape them. But the former cop’s lawyers said a Facebook post that said several other women had come forward “seeking a piece of the pie” with allegations that were found to be untrue was withheld from evidence, according to court filings. Holtzclaw attorney Scott Adams said he was denied a fair trial because “the government made deliberate discovery violations and misrepresentations, undermining confidence in the verdict.”