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Daniel Holtzclaw bond set almost 35 times more than bond schedule recommends

Daniel Holtzclaw
Daniel Holtzclaw

Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzlcaw is behind bars on accusations that he sexually assaulted women while on duty. On Tuesday, Enid News shared that his attorney is trying to get the bond lowered due to how high it is when you look at the crimes he is going to be charged with this week. His attorney Scott Adams spoke out saying, "If he’s charged with what they’re currently holding him on, it would be $139,000 pursuant to the bond schedule." Instead his bond was set at $5 million.

At this time, Daniel Holtzclaw has not been formally charged, but was booked on three complaints of forcible sodomy, two complaints of indecent exposure, first-degree rape, first-degree rape by instrumentation and two counts of sexual battery. It is really unknown why the bond is so high, but normally it would be almost 35 times less. That is a huge difference and explains why his lawyer wants to see it dropped.

The jail has Holtzclaw in solitary confinement for his own safety. As of right now, there is no evidence list available and they are just waiting to see what they have on him to prove that he did this crime. The family has set up a Facebook page that is to support Daniel during this time. It also shares various stories including one with a false accusation against him.

Daniel Holtclaw should be considered innocent until proven guilty. When he is charged later this week, officials could release more information on what evidence they have and this will help decide if the bond will be reduced or not. Right now his bond is set at $5 million which is an amount that pretty much ensures he will stay in jail.