On Jan. 22-24, the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board held hearings associated with considered one of 36 counts towards wrongfully convicted former Oklahoma Town police officer Daniel Holtzclaw.
4 participants of the board–Robbie Fullerton, Kris Steele (extra on him in a second), Allen McCall, and Tom Gillert–voted to disclaim Daniel parole at the rate. Board member Brett Macy, a former OCPD officer, former GOP Oklahoma County sheriff’s candidate, and son of infamous former District Lawyer Bob Macy, recused himself.
Here’s the parole board’s poll:
Here’s Daniel’s remark of innocence to the parole board:
Daniel’s father, Eric, additionally submitted a observation outlining the mistaken research, shoddy technology, mob rule at trial, prosecutorial misconduct, and constitutional violations that ended in Daniel’s convictions:
The rely at factor prior to the parole board (“Rely 1”) concerned an allegation of sexual battery through accuser Tabitha Barnes.
That is Tabitha Barnes (a.okay.a. Tabitha Jean Barnes):
As I’ve prior to now mentioned, Barnes erroneously defined Daniel (faded and part-Eastern) as “darkish-skinned” and had now not said any beside the point conduct to the police — till intercourse-crimes detective Rocky Gregory knowledgeable her concerning the Holtzclaw research and coached her by way of telling her he “had a tip that perhaps she were the sufferer of an unreported sexual attack.”
Det. Gregory provided her with a date for the attack and she or he modified her tale to compare the investigator-provided knowledge. Barnes examined sure for PCP at the morning she testified at trial. She had additionally ingested hydrocodone and marijuana.
Eric Holtzclaw additional mentioned to the parole board:
Throughout trial, Barnes lied to the pass judgement on approximately her drug use. In the beginning she denied beneath oath that she had taken anything else as opposed to her prescribed drugs. Then she admitted she may check sure for THC as a result of she had smoked marijuana. After all, simply ahead of a urine check, she admitted to a feminine police officer that she may additionally check scorching for PCP. Effects confirmed that she did check sure for PCP inside of hours of attesting at trial (R.1962-sixty nine). Barnes used to be allowed to testify all the way through the trial at the same time as underneath the affect of PCP.
Barnes’s loss of credibility could also be advised via her up to date arrest: she used to be booked on Dec. 20, 2017, via the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Administrative center for “fake [im]personation; interfering with reputable procedure; larceny; and perilous to accomplish an act of violence.” (Case # CPC-2017-11899 in Oklahoma County, Date Filed: 12/20/2017.)
Tabitha Barnes stated that her assailant’s pores and skin used to be an “Indian tan colour” and his hair used to be a mild brown, at the same time as Daniel’s pores and skin is faded and his hair is black. Barnes informed the detective that she had lifted up her blouse and bra and the officer had touched her naked breasts, however all through the trial she testified that she had now not been dressed in a bra. Daniel’s attraction temporary additionally issues out that Daniel’s trial lawyer failed to name a witness who “indicated that Ms. Barnes used to be installed handcuffs,” which used to be inconsistent with Ms. Barnes’s testimony and “may have repudiated the perception that she used to be made to show herself,” as she had claimed. (Appellant’s Temporary, pp. forty one-forty two). In spite of those inconsistencies and contradictions, Barnes’ testimony ended in Daniel’s wrongful conviction on Rely 1.
Right here’s additional info on Barnes’ up to date arrest regarding attack and battery…on a police officer:
Mugshots.com ID: 150221457
Inmate Identify: BARNES, TABITHA JEAN
Peak: five′ five″ (1.sixty five m)
Weight: 156 lb (seventy one kg)
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: BROWN
Arrest Quantity: 2017000105
Arresting Company: MCCLAIN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
Bond: Disposition Sev Price Open/Lively BATTERY/ASSAULT & BATTERY ON POLICE OFFICER (FTA) Open/Lively EXPIRED DRIVERS LICENSE (FTA)
Money Bond: N/A
Arrest Date: 1/18/2017
It has now been precisely a yr plus one week on account that Daniel’s public defenders filed his attraction within the felony case. Now not best has the state failed to reply in a well timed topic, however it has dragged its ft in responding to Daniel’s legal professionals’ movement to usa the June 2017 mystery hearings at the botched DNA proof. In the meantime, the Courtroom of Legal Appeals has did not act on Daniel’s legal professionals’ easy movement to maintain proof in his case filed greater than 6 months in the past.
At Pyongyang at the Prairie, there’s 0 hobby or outrage within the grave conflicts of pastime posed via the shut familial dating among an important, biased, and incompetent gamers for the prosecution: co-lead OCPD detective Rocky Gregory and his spouse’s mother, OCPD forensic analyst Elaine Taylor, whose mistaken paintings caused six across the world well known scientists to unlock a public forensic record outlining her screw ups and lapses–and calling for a brand new trial for Daniel.
Learn the scientists’ record:
Talking of conflicts of hobby, parole board member Kris Steele, who voted to disclaim Daniel’s parole on Rely 1, doesn’t appear to have disclosed his bias approximately Daniel’s case and his chummy dating with Oklahoma Town police leader William Citty.
However as a part of certainly one of my many public data requests to the OCPD, I discovered this e mail from Steele to Citty, in quest of endorsement of a poll initiative he had drafted and praising Citty for his participation in a rally with Holtzclaw’s accusers.
“Solution to pass!” Steele effused. “You’re superb and really one of the crucial biggest leaders I do know!”
Test it out:
This “biggest” chief, I will have to indicate to you, threw Daniel beneath the bus and publicly terminated him 10 months sooner than his trial even started.
Why no recusal from Mr. Steele? Or is that this simply some other in an extended line of crony connections so that you can get whitewashed as an blameless guy and devoted regulation enforcement officer sits at the back of bars?
As Daniel wrote in his remark to the parole board:
“I placed my lifestyles at the line on a daily basis I went to paintings and believed within the judicial gadget. That judicial gadget failed me…While individuals are in reality in a position to seem into the case and analysis the info, they’re flabbergasted by way of the injustice.”
Keep tuned subsequent week for a brand new episode of my CRTV.com display, “Michelle Malkin Investigates,” with a purpose to replace Daniel’s tale and have unique interviews with forensic mavens deconstructing the improper research, proof, and testimony of prosecution analysts and detectives.
Pyongyang at the Prairie, Phase three: All in OCPD’s Crime Lab Circle of relatives
Pyongyang at the Prairie, Phase
Pyongyang at the Prairie, Phase One
Brian Bates’ complete site on Daniel’s case: HoltzclawTrial.com
Fb updates from Jenny Holtzclaw.
Petition to Gov. Mary Fallin to loose Daniel Holtzclaw.
Extra historical past:
The difficulty in The united states’s crime labs
DNA deception: What the Holtzclaw jury by no means heard
Daniel Holtzclaw replace: Typhoon over Okla. courtroom secrecy
Regulation professor: Why the secrecy with Holtzclaw filings?
What if he didn’t do it?
Media government’s questions for 20/20