Timeline of the Investigation against Holtzclaw

(Last Updated 7/21/2017 – newest added/edited information is highlighted with orange text) 
Below is the official timeline surrounding the accusations, investigation, trial and appeal of former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw.

To just see the dates of the alleged assaults, click here.

KEY:  DH = Daniel Hotlzclaw

*2/9/2016 – This is currently a work in progress. Check back often for updates.

 

05/2005

DH graduated from Enid High School in Oklahoma.

 

05/2010

DH graducated from Eastern Michigan Univ. with a Bachelor of Science (Criminal Justice).

 

09/16/2011

DH official hire date for OCPD.

 

08/27/2012

DH informed that he had successfully completed the Field Training Officer Program.

 

08/31/2012

DH starts working 2nd shift at the Springlake Division.

 

04/11/2013

DH issued a 2002 Ford Crown Victoria take-home vehicle (older style)

 

04/12/2013

DH successfully completes his OCPD probationary period.

 

05/01/2013

DH, along with other officers, was involved in an on-duty use of force incident resulting in the no-fault death of 38-year-old Clifton Armstrong. Medical examiner ruled Armstrong’s death an accident attributed to Excited Syndrome due to methamphetamine toxicity. (link)

 

05/02/2013

DH placed on administrative leave as a result of an “on-duty incident.” See 5/1/2013.

 

05/03/2013

DH taken off of administrative leave.

 

05/10/2013

DH transferred to the OCPD Gang Enforcement Unit.

 

07/10/2013

DH ran Carla Raines through Varuna at 6:15pm.

 

09/12/2013

Anticipated end date for Holtzclaw’s assignment with Gang Enforcement Unit. (unverified end date)

 

09/19/2013

KFOR Ch4 – Man arrested after allegedly attacking officer Holzclaw, trying to grab gun. (link)

 

11/05/2013

Demetria Campbell sexual assault allegation. No criminal charges filed. Civil case filed on 07/31/2015 (link).

 

12/20/2013

Shardayreon Hill – Arrested for PCP distribution & transported to SWMC on overdose. Counts 21-25 (link to counts)

 

12/23/2013

DH issued a Ford Police Interceptor patrol take-home vehicle (newest style)

 

01/08/2014

DH and three other officers are named in a wrongful death lawsuit filed in Oklahoma County. (OSCN link) (news link)

 

01/08/2014

DH friends Shardayreon Hill on Facebook.

 

01/09/2014

DH goes over to Hill’s residence off duty. Count 26. (link to counts)

 

02/2014 various

DH Facebook messages & attempts to call Hill.

 

02/26/2014

DH runs Tabithia Barnes in computer.

 

02/27/2014

DH runs Tabithia Barnes in computer.

 

02/27/2014

12:07am – Tabithia Barnes – Count 1.

 

02/27/2014

10:14pm – Tabithia Barnes reports burglary at her residence. DH & several officers respond. Barnes makes no mention of alleged assault early that morning. 

 

03/12/2014

Shaneice Barksdale claims to have been assaulted by DH. Later deemed a false accusation. (link)

 

03/14/2014

11:19pm – Carla Raines – Count 2 

 

03/14/2014

11:19pm – DH ran Carla Raines in computer.

 

03/25/2014

Tabithia Barnes – Counts 3-5

 

03/25/2014

DH ran Florene Mathis, Tabithia Barnes and Terry Williams through computer.

 

03/25/2014

DH stops and runs Carla Johnson through computer.

 

03/26/2014

4:30pm – Tabithia Barnes – Count 6.

 

04/08/2014

DH runs Terry Williams through computer.

 

04/09/2014

DH runs Kala Lyles through computer.

 

04/14/2014

6:30pm – Florene Mathis – Count 7.

 

04/14/2014

DH ran Florene Mathis through computer.

 

04/24/2014

DH ran Rosetta Grate through computer.

 

04/24/2014

Rosetta Grate – Counts 8 & 9.

 

04/25/2014

8:47pm – DH runs Regina Copeland through computer.

 

04/25/2014

Regina Copeland – Count 29.

 

05/06/2014

DH runs Kala Lyles through computer.

 

05/07/2014

Sherry Ellis – Counts 10, 11, 33, & 34.

 

05/07/2014

DH runs Sherry Ellis through computer

 

05/08/2014

DH runs Terry Morris through computer.

 

05/08/2014

Terry Morris – Counts 12, 35, & 36.

 

05/21/2014

DH runs Syrita Bowen through computer.

 

 

05/21/2014

Syrita Bowen – Counts 27 & 28.

 

 

05/24/2014

Terry Morris, during a heated public domestic, makes allegations to police of sexual assault, which later become counts 35 & 36.

 

 

05/26/2014

Carla Johnson – Counts 13 & 14.

 

06/03/2014

Detective Rocky Gregory first interviews accuser Terri Lynn Morris. (video recorded)

 

06/17/2014

Amanda Gates files a missing persons report and assault and battery complaint against her 17yr old daughter Adaira Gardner.

 

 

06/17/2014

DH stops Adaira Gardner and a suspected pimp and prostitute because they are in a heated public argument.

 

 

06/17/2014

DH stops Adaira again a few hours later, while on patrol.

 

 

06/17/2014

DH runs Adaira Gardner, the suspected pimp, suspected prostitute through computer.

 

 

06/17/2014

Adaira Gardner – Counts 30-32.

 

 

06/17/2014

DH runs Amanda Gates through computer.

 

 

06/17/2014

11:42pm – DH calls Amanda Gates on her cell phone at home. Gates hangs up on DH within seconds.

 

 

06/17/2014

DH runs Kala Lyles and 6 other females through the computer.

 

 

06/18/2014

Kala Lyles – Counts 17-20.

 

06/18/2014

Jannie Ligons – Counts 15 & 16. (link to Ligons article)

 

06/18/2014

Jannie Ligons reports alleged assault. Crime scene investigators process her vehicle.

 

 

06/18/2014

DH shows up for his shift and is interrogated by sex crimes detectives (link to unredacted interrogation video). DH is placed on administrative leave.

 

 

06/20/2014

Investigators attempt to locate any surveillance video from Jannie Ligons stop. One video is located.

 

 

06/20/2015

Sex crimes detectives create a profile of women to begin to interview – black females with a history of drug addiction/prostitution.

 

 

06/23/2014

First newscast airs. Jannie Ligons is interviewed. DH is not named or shown (link).

 

 

06/24/2014

Det. Gregory locates and interviews accuser Terri Morris for the second time. Conducts a photo lineup.

 

07/01/2014

Det. Kim Davis met with Holtzclaw's girlfriend and obtained a buccal swab from her for DNA comparison.

 

07/10/2014

Det. Rocky Gregory interviews accuser Terri Morris for the third time. Obtain buccal swabs from her for DNA comparison.

 

07/23/2014

Detectives go to Kala Lyles last known address and leave a business card.

 

07/24/2014

Detectives go to Sherry Ellis’ residence and leave a business card.

 

08/05/2014

Sherry Ellis returns OCPD calls/contact requests. Phone interview is audio taped. Claims her attacker is a short black man.

 

08/05/2014

Sherry Ellis is interviewed in person at OCPD sex crimes office.

 

08/13/2014

Sex crimes detectives interview Florene Mathis in jail. Interview was video recorded. The investigation has revealed unidentified female DNA on officer Hotlzclaw’s uniform pants by this date.

 

08/14/2014

Det. Rocky Gregory notes in a report that he seeks to locate and interview Tabitha Barnes because records show that Holtzclaw ran her name and “she matched a possible profile set aside by Lt. Muzny.”

 

08/14/2014

Sex crimes detectives interview Tabitha Barnes at her residence. She cannot stay conscious so the meeting is cut short and rescheduled.

 

08/14/2014

Sex crimes detectives interview Florene Mathis again.

 

08/14/2014

Investigators compile a list of all females “2 Charlie 45” (Daniel Holtzclaw) ran through his computer from 04/2014 to 6/18/2014. The search was later expanded to 01/2014.

 

08/14/2014

Sex crimes detectives show up at Carla Johnson’s home and interview her.

 

08/15/2014

Sex crimes detectives interview Gloria Price over the phone – Tabithia Barnes’ mother.

 

08/15/2014

Sex crimes detectives obtained Florene Mathis’ DNA sample from her.

 

08/15/2014

Sex crimes detectives interview Carla Raines at her home. A investigative report by Det. Rocky Gregory indicates, “I was given her name through Lt. Muzny on a list of possible victims.”

 

08/15/2014

Investigators begin to present charges against DH to the Oklahoma County District Atty’s office.

 

08/15/2014

Sex crimes detectives get a buccal swab (DNA sample) from Carla Johnson.

 

08/15/2014

Sex crimes detectives go to Rosetta Grate’s father’s house, leave a card and indicate to him that they think his daughter may be a victim of a sexual assault by a police officer.

 

08/17/2014

Sex crimes detectives continue previous interview with Tabithia Barnes (audio recorded).

 

08/17/2014

Sex crimes detective Rocky Gregory interviews Tabithia Barnes’ 11yr old daughter in his vehicle. (audio recorded) Says she never saw any inappropriate behavior by DH.

 

08/18/2014

Sex crimes detectives followup on a lead that a Tina Mosely may be a victim of DH. She denies being a victim but claims a woman named Syrita Bowen is.

 

08/21/2014

Daniel Holtzclaw is officially arrested.

 

08/21/2014

First news reports where DH is identified and his picture shown.

 

08/22/2014

Shaneice Jana Barksdale meets with Det. Rocky Gregory and claims she was a victim of Daniel Hotlzclaw.

 

08/24/2014

Sex crimes detectives meet with Terry Williams (Tabithia Barnes’ boyfriend)

 

08/25/2014

OCPD Lt. Muzny submitted a report that stated he contacted Unit 800 and asked the supervisor (Janet Mansfield) to “look up all the females that [Holtzclaw] ran through them from April 2014 to June 18, 2014.” Lt. Muzny then ran the resulting names through Varuna, checking for criminal history. Lt. Muzny then expanded the search parameters to Jan. 2014.

 

08/27/2014

Sex crimes detectives interview Rosetta Grate in jail (video recorded).

 

08/29/2014

Criminal charges are officially filed against DH. (link)

 

09/02/2014

Rosetta Grate contacts detectives from jail and wants to speak with them. They meet with her at noon (video taped).

 

09/03/2014

Judge lowers bond for DH.

 

09/03/2014

Twelve members of the OKC Police Dept. (mostly gang officers) execute a search warrant on the home where accuser Rosetta Grate says she was sexually assaulted by Holtzclaw. The home is occupied by Willie Carter –  

 

09/12/2014

OCPD David Jehle (while still on restricted duty) was asked to assist Det. Kim Davis in the Holtzclaw investigation. 

 

09/16/2014

Kala Lyles has missed her set meetings with her parole officer and is in violation. Calls and claims to be a victim of DH. Admits detectives left a business card on her door 07/23/2014. 

 

09/19/2014

Shardayreon Hill calls OCPD and claims to be a victim of DH.

 

09/29/2014

News media reports that DH is now facing 10 additional charges.

 

10/02/2014

Syrita Bowen returns detectives calls/contacts after they visited her mother in a nursing home. Bowen claims to be a victim of DH but does not want to be interviewed.

 

10/02/2014

New media reports that more victims are coming forward against DH.

 

10/02/2014

DH ordered to serve 14-days in county jail for violating bond conditions. Went to doctors appointment without notifying proper agency.

 

10/03/2014

Amanda Gates (Adaira Gardner’s mother) contacts detectives after they leave a business card on her door. Says on the night of the alleged rape, her daughter’s only reaction was to say she met a “Hot Cop.” (Interview was audio recorded)

 

10/07/2014

Okla. County DA David Prater calls OCPD and asks if they are trying to contact Syrita Bowen. Prater says he’s been in contact with Pastor Manning and local attorney Tony Coleman.

 

10/07/2014

Detectives contact atty. Tony Coleman regarding Syrita Bowen.

 

10/07/2014

Pastor Manning and atty. Tony Coleman attempt to take Syrita Bowen to detectives. Syria Bowen refuses to answer her door for them.

 

10/09/2014

Atty Tony Coleman calls detectives and says he can arrange meeting for them with Syrita Bowen at a church. Detectives claim two audio recorders failed and didn’t record the meeting.

 

10/10/2014

Adaira Gardner calls detectives from out of state. Said her mother gave her their number. Claims she was raped by DH. Says she will call detectives back.

 

10/13/2014

Detectvies meet with Regina Copeland in Garland Texas.

 

10/24/2014

Adaira Gardner comes to OKC from Detroit and is interviewed by detectives. (video recorded)

 

11/04/2014

Media reports additional charges have been filed against DH.

 

11/18/2014

Preliminary hearing held. DH is bound over for trial.

 

01/08/2015

DH is formally fired from OCPD.

 

04/28/2015

Accuser Adaira Gardner, 18, charged in Muskogee County with assault and battery. (link)

 

06/09/2015

Accuser Adaira Gardner, 18, is arrested along with Kerry Allen, 38. Gardner allegedly went into a man’s home armed with a machete and attacked him. (link)

 

06/17/2015

Accusers Jannie Ligons, Terry Morris, Tabithia Barnes, Carla Raines, Florene Mathis, Regina Copeland, and Carla Johnson are named in a civil lawsuit filed in Oklahoma County court against DH and the city of Oklahoma City. (link)  

 

07/27/2015

DH ordered to serve 15-days in county jail for 2nd bond violation. Battery on ankle monitored died overnight.

 

07/31/2015

Accuser Demetria Campbell files a civil lawsuit against DH and the City of Oklahoma City. (link)

 

09/14/2015

Accuser Shardayreon Hill files a civil lawsuit in Oklahoma County against DH and the city of Oklahoma City. (link)

 

10/13/2015

Accusers Jannie Ligons, Terry Morris, Tabithia Barnes, Carla Raines, Florene Mathis, Regina Copeland, and Carla Johnson move their civil lawsuit to federal court.

 

10/13/2015

Kenneth Jordan (OKC Municipal Counselor) recommend the City Council deny a request to provide legal defense council for Holtzclaw in the Demetria Campbell civil lawsuit.

 

11/02/2015

Jury trial begins.

 

12/01/2015

Jury taken on a field trip to visit alleged crime scenes.

 

12/07/2015

Jury trial ends and jury deliberation set to begin.

 

12/10/2015

Jury deliberation ends and verdict announced. (link to verdict)

 

01/20/2016

Defense files a motion for retrial or, alternatively, an evidentiary hearing.

 

01/21/2016

DH sentenced to 263 years consecutively. 

 

01/27/2016

Defense files notice of intent to appeal.

 

02/01/2016

Accuser Adaira Gardner is formally charged in Muskogee County with felony larceny from a house, assault and battery and preventing another from making a 911 call. (link)

02/01/2017

Daniel Holtzclaw's attorneys file a formal appeal on his behalf. (link to details)