13 Accusers, 36 Alleged Crimes, 17 Alleged Crime Scenes.
Not a single witness. Not a single piece of direct forensic evidence.
263 Years in Prison.


WEBSITE UPDATE: 7/17/2019 - Episode 04 published and episode 3 home page added.

HOLTZCLAW CASE STATUS: As of 7/10/2019 | Daniel Holtzclaw’s appeal is currently with the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals awaiting their decision. Holtzclaw’s appeal was formally filed on 2/1/2017.

BaTES Investigates: The Daniel HOltzclaw Case (Podcast)

Premieres June 18, 2019 on the five year anniversary of the off-the-clock traffic stop that started it all…

On June 18, 2014 Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw pulled over a 57-year-old African American grandmother. Later the driver would claim that she was sexually assaulted by Holtzclaw during the traffic stop. An investigation was opened that subsequently led prosecutors to believe they had uncovered a serial rapist with a badge, victimizing those most vulnerable in NE Oklahoma City. Holtzclaw (half white and half Japanese) was subsequently criminally charged with 36 counts stemming from the alleged sexual assaults of 13 African American women at 17 alleged crime scenes. With no direct forensic evidence, no independent eyewitnesses and mounds of reasonable doubt, Holtzclaw was convicted and sentenced to 263 years in an undisclosed prison. This is the story of Oklahoma vs. Daniel Holtzclaw, from the eyes of the prosecution with the scrutiny of the defense. As told by Brian Bates, Oklahoma private investigator and original member of Daniel Holtzclaw's criminal defense team.

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6/18/2019: Episode 0 | Preface

6/25/2019: Episode 1 | The Jannie Ligons Traffic Stop

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7/10/2019: Episode 3 | Interrogation Reflection

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7/17/2019: Episode 4 | Wrapping Up the Jannie Ligons Traffic Stop

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PROGRAMMING NOTE: There will be no new episode next week (the week of July 22nd), as I will be celebrating my 20th wedding anniversary all week.

7/31/2019: Episode 5 | The Terri Morris Allegations

If you just have to consume more information on the Daniel Holtzclaw case before the next episode of Bates Investigates is published, I’d highly encourage you to watch Conservative blogger, author and investigative journalist Michelle Malkin’s two part series, Daniel In the Den: The Truth About the Holtzclaw Case. I appear throughout Malkin’s feature and it gives a ton of insights as to why everyone should, at the very least, doubt Holtzclaw’s guilt.