After 45 hours of deliberations over the course of four days, a jury found former Oklahoma police officer Daniel Holtzclaw guilty of 18 of the 36 charges offenses against 8 victims, including first-degree rape, and acquitted him on 18 offenses against five other women.
A few of his victims, represented by Attorney Benjamin Crump, spoke to the press on the steps of the Oklahoma County Courthouse about what the verdict means to them and what are the next steps going forward.
Several of the victims and their families say they are not satisfied with the verdict and are demanding more accountability, from the police department to the Governor’s office.
See what they had to say below, including the story of 59-year-old grandmother Jannie Ligons, who was the one who blew the whistle on Holtzclaw and set the unraveling of his crimes into motion:
Celebrity Domestic Violence Victims
1. Kelly RowlandSource:Instagram 1 of 17
2. Tamar BraxtonSource:Instagram 2 of 17
3. Tina Turner3 of 17
4. RihannaSource:Instagram 4 of 17
5. Evelyn Lozada5 of 17
6. Pilar SandersSource:Instagram 6 of 17
7. Eva MarcilleSource:Instagram 7 of 17
8. Mariah Carey8 of 17
9. Halle Berry9 of 17
10. Cicely Tyson10 of 17
11. Robin Givens11 of 17
12. K. Michelle12 of 17
13. Nicole Brown Simpson13 of 17
14. Madonna14 of 17
15. Bobby & Whitney15 of 17
16. Brandon Marshall16 of 17
17. Nicki MinajSource:AP 17 of 17