Daniel Ken Holtzclaw, 27, the Oklahoma City police officer who is accused of sexually assaulting 7 Black women while on patrol is amassing quite the support social media support system.
As previously reported by NewsOne, Holtzclaw picked some of the women up off the street, pulled others over at traffic stops and assaulted them in his patrol car. In one case, he took a woman to a nearby school, according to an affidavit released last month.
Officers identified seven victims and eight incidents before accusing Holtzclaw of crimes including rape, sexual battery and indecent exposure.
The victims were all black women between the ages of 34 and 58. Holtzclaw and Police Chief Bill Citty published Holtzclaw’s photograph with the hope that other women would step forward.
Facebook and Twitter accounts have been created for Holtzclaw. A GoFundMe page, which has been since deleted, raised over $7,000 for the disgraced officer. His family is also selling phone conversations with Holtzclaw as well as t-shirts that read “Free the Claw.”
His family posted the following message on Facebook, which to date has 586 likes.