Syrita Bowen

Holtzclaw accuser, Syrita Bowen, dismissed from federal civil lawsuit

A woman who accused former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw of rape has been dismissed from a federal civil rights lawsuit due to her non-compliance with court orders.

According to an order filed yesterday in federal court, plaintiff Syrita Bowen has been dismissed with prejudice "based on the failure of Ms. Bowen to respond to defendants' discovery requests since August 5, 2016, and to comply with the court's October 13, 2016, order to appear by new counsel."