The Daniel Holtzclaw Accusers


(last updated 5/4/2016) -- The following is a brief synopsis of the sexual assault allegations each of the 13 accusers made against then Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw - in chronological order. As available, links will be posted to detailed articles.

  1. Shardayreon Hill: Hill, 23, was arrested by Holtzclaw and another officer on Dec. 20, 2013 after she was found to be in possession of a large amount of PCP - some of which had been spilled on her. Hill was rushed via ambulance to Southwest Medical Center. Hill claims she was sexually assaulted and forced to perform oral sex on Holtzclaw while in a recovery room within the emergency department. Hill claims she was sexually assaulted again when Holtzclaw came to her home, while off-duty and in his private vehicle. In all, Hill's allegations resulted in six criminal charges against Holtzclaw. Holtzclaw was found "not guilty" of all of Hill's allegations. (link to Hill's home page coming soon)
  2. Tabitha Barnes: Barnes, 42, claims that on Feb. 27, 2014 Holtzclaw and another officer confronted her in front of her home around midnight. Barnes claims that shortly after the other officer left, Holtzclaw touched her inappropriately. Barnes claims that this was repeated on Mar. 25th and that in addition, Holtzclaw committed burglary and stalking crimes against her. (link to Barnes' home page coming soon) 
  3. Carla Raines: Raines, 44, claims that she was walking around 11 p.m. on Mar. 14, 2014 when Holtzclaw stopped her. Raines claims that she felt forced to expose her breasts. (link to Raines' home page coming soon)
  4. Florene Mathis: Mathis, 53, claims that while she was walking in the evening hours of April 14, 2014 she was stopped by Holtzclaw. Mathis claims that Holtzclaw fondled her breasts. (link to Mathis' home page coming soon)
  5. Rosetta Grate: Grate, 38, claims that while she was out prostituting she was stopped by Holtzclaw. Grate claims that Holtzclaw took her to the house she was staying at, went inside and then forced her to perform oral sex and then vaginally raped her. (link to Raines' home page coming soon)
    DOC Profile. (link)
    8/28/2014 - KFOR Ch4 - Hoping to escape traffic ticket, OKC woman calls 911 to report shooting. (link)
  6. Regina Copeland: Copeland, 54, claims that she was stopped by Holtzclaw on April 25, 2014 for failure to stop for a stop sign. Copland then claims that Holtzclaw followed her to a residence where she parked her car. Copland then claims that Holtzclaw then had her get into his patrol car. Holtzclaw then alleged drove around the corner, parked, had Copeland exit the vehicle and he vaginally raped her. (link to Copeland's home page coming soon)
  7. Sherry Ellis: Ellis, 43, claims that while she was walking on May 7, 2014 she was stopped by Holtzclaw. Ellis claims that Holtzclaw touched her inappropriately, forced her to perform oral sex on her and then took her to an abandoned school yard, removed her from his patrol car and vaginally raped her. (link to Ellis' home page coming soon)
  8. Terry Morris: Morris, 43, originally stated that she was stopped by Holtzclaw while walking in downtown OKC around May 21, 2014 and forced to expose herself and perform oral sex. Morris later changed her story by stating she was across town and that the sexual assault occurred on May 8, 2014. Morris' revised claim alleges that she was stopped by Holtzclaw while walking from a dope house in the Liberty Station Apts. in NE OKC. Morris claims that Holtzclaw forced her to expose herself and perform oral sex on him. (link to Morris' home page)
  9. Syrita Bowen: Bowen, 48, claims that while she was walking home on May 21, 2014 she was stopped by Holtzclaw. Bowen alleges that Holtzclaw drove her to 'Dead Man's Curve', where he forced her to perform oral sex on him and then he vaginally raped her. (link to Bowen's home page coming soon)
  10. Carla Johnson: Johnson, 52, claims that while walking she was stopped by Holtzclaw on May 26, 2014. Johnson claims that Holtzclaw touched her inappropriately. (link to Johnson's home page coming soon)
  11. Adaira Gardner: Gardner, 17, claims that while walking on the evening of Jun. 17, 2014 she was stopped by Holtzclaw. Gardner claims that Holtzclaw drove her to her home. Once there, Gardner claims that Holtzclaw touched her inappropriately and then vaginally raped her. (link to Gardner's home page coming soon)
  12. Kala Lyles: Lyles, 29, claims that while she was walking she was stopped by Holtzclaw on Jun. 18, 2014. Lyles claims that Holtzclaw  drove her to an abandoned school yard. Once there, Lyles claims that Holtzclaw forced her to expose herself, perform oral sex on him and that he then vaginally raped her. (link to Lyles' home page coming soon)
  13. Jannie Ligons: Ligons, 57, was pulled over for a traffic stop around 2 a.m. on June 18, 2014 by Daniel Holtzclaw. Ligons claims that during the traffic stop she was forced to expose herself and perform oral sex on Holtzclaw. (link to the Ligons' home page)

Beyond the 13 female accusers whose allegations resulted in criminal charges against Daniel Holtzclaw, there was reportedly an additional seven individuals who also made sexual assault allegations against Holtzclaw. Those individual's claims were considered so absurd they did not result in criminal charges (mostly because the details they provided did not match Holtzclaw's work schedule or verified location). In no particular order.

  1. Demetria Campbell - Despite six other individuals admitting to making false allegations against Daniel Holtzclaw, only Barksdale was criminally charged. 
    2/8/2016 - Shaneice Barksdale's false allegations against Daniel Holtzclaw. (link)
    5/4/2016 - Holtzclaw accuser Shaneice Barksdale convicted of making false allegations. (link)
  2. Shaneice Barksdale
  3. Unnamed male
  4. Unnamed female
  5. Unnamed female
  6. Unnamed female
  7. Unnamed female

Taking all of the identified individuals above into consideration, this means there were actually 20 Holtzclaw accusers and 12 were deemed either not credible by investigators or by a jury. That's 60% of all the accusers deemed liars.