Alleged Predator|Cop Sued Again

     OKLAHOMA CITY (CN) – A second woman has sued a former Oklahoma City police officer who awaits trial on a string of sexual assaults – primarily of middle-aged black women.
     Shandegreon Hill sued the city and Daniel Holtzclaw in Oklahoma County Court on Tuesday. She claims Holtzclaw forced her into an empty room at Southwest Medical Center in Oklahoma City on Dec. 20, 2014.
     “In the hospital room, Hill was sexually assaulted and brutalized by Holtzclaw,” the complaint states. “Holtzclaw threatened Hill with further retaliation if she notified any person or entity of the assault.”
     Hill claims the city and police knew or should have known of Holtzclaw’s “pattern and practice of committing rape, sexual assaults, battery and intimidation against certain citizens under the protection of the city through the misuse of his position.” She says their failure to investigate the allegations resulted in her assault.
     Holtzclaw was arrested last year and charged with 36 counts of procuring lewd exhibition, rape, sexual battery and forcible oral sodomy. He will stand trial in October. Prosecutors accuse him of sexually molesting at least 13 women in attacks concentrated in the city’s east side.
     Oklahoma City officials could not be reached for comment Tuesday evening.
     Hill seeks punitive damages for negligence and civil rights violations. She is represented by Philip Watts.
     Oklahoma City and Holtzclaw were sued in August, on similar allegations.
     Demetria Campbell claims she was walking to a restaurant on Nov. 5, 2013, when Holtzclaw grabbed her and shoved her toward the building without justification.
     “He then slammed her face and head against the brick wall and pressed his crotch area against her backside while exhibiting an obvious erection,” the complaint states.
     “Defendant Holtzclaw then handcuffed plaintiff and thrust her into his patrol vehicle. At no time did plaintiff threaten defendant Holtzclaw, nor did she make any threatening gestures or exhibit any aggression towards him.”
     Campbell said she “prayed and sobbed” as Holtzclaw drove her around, and finally released her without charges. She says he accused her of fitting the description of a car theft suspect.
     On Aug. 26, the city asked the court to dismiss Campbell’s official capacity claim against Holtzclaw and her constitutional claim against the city. The trial court has yet to rule on the motion .
     It states: “Defendant Holtzclaw cannot be named as a defendant on plaintiff’s state law claim unless plaintiff contends the action was outside the scope of employment. If that is the case, the city cannot be liable for his actions. It is not necessary to bring this action against the defendant officer in his official capacity because that entity that employed him – the City of Oklahoma – is already a defendant in this lawsuit.
     Holtzclaw is in jail after forfeiting $57,000 his family raised for bond. His bail bondman’s insurance company considered him too much of a risk, The Oklahoman reported. Court records indicate Holtzclaw violated terms of his conditional release a second time in July when he failed to charge a GPS device’s battery, so he was not monitored for more than six hours on July 19.

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