Former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw was found guilty on Thursday of 18 of the 36 counts he faced, CNN reports. Among the crimes he was convicted of: sexual battery, forcible oral sodomy and rape.
Holtzclaw shook violently and began crying as the verdict was being read aloud in the courtroom.
His trial touched upon the explosive intersection of race, policing and justice in America.
Holtzclaw, whose father is white and mother Japanese, was accused of assaulting or raping 13 women, all black, while he was on the job. Court records identify his race as "Asian or Pacific Islander."
According to reports, the jury has reccomended a sentence of more than 200 years in prison for the former officer.