An Oklahoma City police officer is facing several charges after being arrested early Saturday morning.
Police said 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. The county jail booked him just after 3 a.m. Saturday and he bonded out three hours later.
Police said the information against Edwards came up during an unrelated investigation. A 10-year veteran of the Oklahoma City Police Department, Edwards now faces charges that paint a very different picture than his history with the community.
No one responded at Edwards’ home Saturday afternoon, but News 9 has learned that Edwards was named an Achiever Under 40 by the Journal Record this year for his police work and his involvement in advocacy for at-risk youth.
He is a former vice president of advocacy at the Oklahoma PTA, and he currently runs a mentoring program called Alternate Solutions to Adverse Problems (A.S.A.P.) along with owning a janitorial service called Broomworks.
Edwards' LinkedIn profile shows he fought in the Army after 9/11 and came home with multiple awards for valor and bravery. He and the late Adam Edwards, Jr., were the first African-American father and son supervisors at the Oklahoma City Police Department.
News 9 has 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 expects to learn more details from police and Coleman on Monday.