ENID, Okla. — Journalist, columnist and No. 1 New York Times best-selling author Michelle Malkin is returning to Enid Saturday for a screening of an episode from season two of "Michelle Malkin Investigates" that exposes the reality of wrongful convictions and reports on new developments in the Daniel Holtzclaw case.
The 10:30 a.m. screening at the Central National Bank Center, 301 N. Independence, will be followed by a panel discussion and question-and-answer session. Doors open at 10 a.m.
The hour-long episode will be followed by a panel with former law enforcement officers and exonerees Brian Franklin and Ray Spencer, as well as the Holtzclaw family and other special guests.
This is the second time Malkin has screened her shows in Enid. Last year, on the anniversary of Holtzclaw's conviction on charges of rape and sexual battery, Malkin's screening of the two-part episode, “Daniel in the Den: The Truth About the Holtzclaw Case,” drew about 100 people. The show is being aired on CRTV, a subscription-based conservative media outlet.
Holtzclaw's sister, Jenny Holtzclaw, who will attend the event and speak, said it is an opportunity for anyone to get unadulterated information about what's happened to her brother.
"I think it's a great event, even for people that are on the fence, that want to know more or even if they are skeptical about Daniel’s innocence," she said. "I hope they will come out and see for themselves why so many people around the world are fighting for Daniel's innocence. It’s a great opportunity for people to see exactly the truth, rather than what the media has portrayed — the false narrative of the prosecution."
She said other former law enforcement officers who were wrongfully convicted will speak to those who attend the screening. Jenny said discussion will also be held over recent developments about the DNA used in her brother's case.
"There are so many things about this case, and investigations, the public has been left out of," Jenny said. "I think a lot people will come to the conclusion to come to the fact that Daniel is innocent."
Last month, documents concerning secret hearings held involving the case were unsealed and showed a secret hearing was held to determine whether personnel records that could help Daniel's appeal should be released.
A reception and fundraiser for Daniel Holtzclaw’s Legal Defense Fund, is set for 12:30 p.m. at Simpson's Old Time Museum, 228 E. Randolph.
Daniel Holtzclaw maintains his innocence and is challenging the conviction and the DNA evidence used to convict him.