Oak Brook fire and police commissioners have decided to postpone the final hearing of Stephen Peterson, son of accused murder Drew Peterson, until next month. The public hearing, now continued until February 2, will decide whether or not Peterson will be allowed to keep his position as a police officer for the village, after charges that he accepted a large sum of money and hid guns for his father and in doing so obstructed the investigation into the disappearance of his father’s wife, Stacy Peterson.
The Village of Oak Brook announced on Friday that the commissioners are “not yet in a position to render a decision in this matter” adding that more time was needed to review the 30-page briefings from each side of the case. The commission will meet on Monday in a closed session to discuss the matter as was previously announced.
Meanwhile, Peterson remains on paid leave.