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GPD takes disciplinary action against officer

by Mindy Aguon

Guam - Adverse action was served on Police Officer Trainee John Edwards on Monday. An internal affairs complaint was filed against Edwards after the father of a minor tried to file a complaint against an active duty military man who sent photos of his genitals to a 13-year-old girl.

Edwards allegedly told him that a crime had not been committed and then proceeded to contact the alleged suspect via e-mail using his official GPD account, telling him to delete the evidence. Guam law defines indecent electronic display to a child constitutes a 3rd degree felony. 

GPD Spokesperson Officer A.J. Balajadia confirms adverse action was served, but specific details of what disciplinary action was taken cannot be released because it is a personnel matter.

Edwards made headlines in 2010 after he failed his polygraph but was still brought on board by then-police chief Paul Suba. KUAM's story on Edwards led to police executing a search warrant at the KUAM Studios in Harmon.

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