On February 19, in a unanimous vote by the Fire & Police Commission of Oak Brook, Stephen Peterson was fired from his job as a police officer for obstructing the investigation into the disappearance of his step-mother, Stacy Peterson, by receiving guns and money from his father. As expected, his union attorney, Tamara Cummings filed papers to appeal that decision last Friday.
At Peterson’s hearing last month, Commissioner Frederick Cappetta stated that, “Officer Peterson’s continuing claim that the weapons and money were irrelevant to the investigation by the Illinois State Police were self-serving, disingenuous, not credible and demonstrates that Officer Peterson lacks the fundamental ability to make sound judgements.”
Stephen Peterson is the son of accused murderer, Drew Peterson. We hear that the elder Peterson has a new cell mate, or rather that he now shares his day room with another inmate–someone serving a six-month sentence for disorderly conduct.