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5 Important Things You Should Know About #DanielHoltzclaw, The Cop Who Assaulted 13 Black Women

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Daniel Holtzclaw, 28, was an Oklahoma City police officer who allegedly sexually assaulted 13 women between December 2013 and June 2014 while on duty. Holtzclaw was charged in August 2014 and fired from the OKC police department in January 2015. He has pleaded not guilty to three dozen charges.

Eight white men and four white women will serve on the jury for Daniel Holtzclaw. One male and one female have been selected as alternates. Three Black men were eliminated as potential jurors.

The trial began on Monday but received little media coverage, sparking outrage on social media. Many people did not know about this case, or the events surrounding it, since charges were filed last year.

Here are 5 things you should know about the case:

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