REPORT: DREW PETERSON RAN UNAUTHORIZED CHECKS

Published on: December 4, 2007
REPORT: DREW PETERSON RAN UNAUTHORIZED CHECKS

An attorney for former police sergeant Drew Peterson is denying reports that Peterson used Bolingbrook Police Department computers to run unauthorized checks on people his missing wife Stacy knew.

"Our investigation reveals that it was common practice of members of the Bolingbrook Police Department and employees, where people would run family members, cousins and such to see if there were any active warrants or see if there was anything on a daughter's new boyfriend," lawyer Joel Brodsky said. Brodsky wrote a letter to State's Attorney James Glasgow that said charging Peterson with running checks would constitute "vindictive prosecution" because others have not been charged.

Prosecutors are reviewing the case.

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