OKC Police Hold News Conference Regarding Officer's Arrest
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma City police held a news conference Monday morning to discuss the arrest of an officer accused of aiding in prostitution.
According to police, Lt. Alexander Edwards, 36, was charged with aiding in prostitution, conspiring to commit a felony, obstruction of justice and using a computer to violate state laws. He was booked into the Oklahoma County Jail just after 3 a.m. Saturday and bonded out three hours later.
Oklahoma City police spokesperson, Capt. Paco Balderrama, held a news conference Monday morning to discuss Edwards' arrest. Capt. Balderrama said police learned Friday afternoon that Lt. Edwards, a 10-year veteran, was involved in communicating with a woman who was posting internet ads for escort and prostitution purposes.
Capt. Balderrama said evidence shows that, "Edwards was attempting to arrange a prostitution meeting with that woman, where sex would be exchanged for money."
The communication also included specific details concerning an ongoing investigation, which Edwards provided to that woman. Capt. Balderrama said Edwards used that sensitive law enforcement information to help the woman avoid arrest, and permit criminal activity.
Investigators obtained an arrest warrant, and Edwards was placed under arrest. Police have not released the identity of that woman at this time.
News 9 learned Edwards' family has hired attorney Tony Coleman to represent him. Coleman also represents Adacia Chambers, the woman accused of killing multiple people at an OSU homecoming parade last year.
News 9 and News9.com will keep you updated as more information is available.