Captain Valerie Littlejohn said all 50 arrestees were booked into the Oklahoma County Detention Center on a complaint of offering to engage in prostitution.
“These operations are to really help narrow down human trafficking. So when we target the prostitution at the street level, that is one of the things that we’re really trying to target as well is the human trafficking that is involved,” said Littlejohn.
In 2022, News 4 spoke with The Dragonfly Home about human trafficking in Oklahoma. They said the nonprofit has served more than 600 survivors in Oklahoma City within six years.
“Even though we don’t know specific numbers, the frequency and prevalence of human trafficking in Oklahoma City is definitely alarming,” said Eick.
The Oklahoma City Police Department said they aren’t aware of any issues with Jurden Brown in the past.
It’s unfortunate any time that we have to arrest an officer,” said Littlejohn.
The investigation is ongoing.
OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – The Oklahoma City Police Department says one of its officers was recently arrested during a prostitution sting in the city.
Oklahoma City Police Capt. Valerie Littlejohn says Jurden Brown Jr. was arrested after discussing payment for sexual acts with an undercover officer during a two-day joint prostitution operation with the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics Human Trafficking Unit.
Brown has been with the force for 20 years, and is listed on the department’s website as a Community Relations Officer with the Santa Fe Patrol Division in southeast Oklahoma City.
There were 50 total arrests, two firearms recovered, a small amount of narcotics taken into custody, and 48 vehicles towed as part of the operation.