OKLAHOMA CITY — The attorney for embattled police officer Daniel Ken Holtzclaw has asked the court to reset his bond to a fraction of the $5 million set last week.
“If he’s charged with what they’re currently holding him on, it would be $139,000 pursuant to the bond schedule,” said attorney Scott Adams, referring to the state’s own guidelines for bail amounts.
Holtzclaw, 27, is an Oklahoma City police officer who grew up in Enid. Fellow Oklahoma City officers arrested him last week following an investigation into several complaints that ranged from rape to indecent exposure. Statements from the police accuse Holtzclaw of committing the acts while on patrol.
Online jail records show Holtzclaw was booked on three complaints of forcible sodomy, two complaints of indecent exposure, first-degree rape, first-degree rape by instrumentation and two counts of sexual battery. He was placed on administrative leave June 18.
Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater has said charges could be filed by Friday.
Adams visited Holtzclaw’s solitary detention cell Tuesday afternoon and said he is in high spirits while maintaining his innocence.
“I can say Daniel denies that he ever did anything inappropriate at all, ever. We’re just trying to get to the bottom of it right now,” Adams said. “We intend to vigorously defend him.”
Jailers have isolated him for his own safety, Adams said. There hasn’t been much Holtzclaw’s defense attorney has been able to review, he said. There’s no list of evidence available, and Adams said he hasn’t been presented with any facts of the investigation.
“Part of the problem is I haven’t been able to respond to it because I don’t know what the allegations are,” he said.
Holtzclaw’s family and friends have set up a fundraising campaign to help with defense costs. Supporters can go online here. In two days, the campaign has raised $6,425 with a goal of $100,000. A Facebook page, Justice For Daniel Holtzclaw, has been set up and has 305 likes.