Monday, July 21, 2008
Documentary Proof The State Police Weapon Arrest Of Drew Peterson Is Bogus.
*EXCLUSIVE* Bolingbrook, IL—Drew Peterson stands charged with a firearm law felony in connection to a personally owned SWAT duty rifle. The Illinois State Police claim the weapon’s barrel is 3/8 of an inch too short of 16 inches required for civilian ownership. Federal law provides an exemption for such weapons for sworn police officers but the authorities seem to have forgotten or chose to ignore that this rifle was Peterson's departmentally authorized SWAT weapon.
Allegations are always cheap but making them stand the test of the courtroom is another matter. Retired Bolingbrook police sergeant Drew Peterson’s lawyer, Joel Brodsky did his homework and subpoenaed various records. Once the records were produced sure enough it’s clear that Peterson was in fact authorized to use the weapon and that he qualified with it.
Prior to 2006 The Bolingbrook PD had a special departmental form for secondary weapon qualification. Peterson’s Colt AR-15 rifle was clearly listed. Apparently after 2006 the department no longer utilized the secondary weapon qualification forms.
The rub here is that Bolingbrook Police Chief Ray McGury will be a little red faced when he answers questions about his earlier statements that Peterson’s rifle was never authorized. Now it’s clear that his earlier statements were not exactly true.
The judge has already taken Brodsky’s Motion to Dismiss under advisement but now the Motion may be supplemented with the newly discovered document. It will be a real head turner to see just what the prosecutor’s response will be.
Bolingbrook police chief a message to sent to Greta Van Sustren’s On The Record show and here is a transcript:
VAN SUSTEREN: We asked Bolingbrook police chief Ray McGurry for clarification about the gun charge against Sergeant Peterson. Chief McGurry sent us this statement. "We believe Drew Peterson purchased that weapon, an AR-15, from a third party. Drew Peterson was not authorized to carry that weapon and it is not registered with the Bolingbrook Police Department. No police officer is authorized to carry such a weapon. However, a SWAT team member is, but that weapon must be brought in and inspected by our firearms expert to make sure it doesn't violate any state or federal laws. The serial number must be recorded, and they must pass a qualifications test. Mr. Peterson did none of these. Because it was altered, this weapon is a clear violation of any regulations, and Mr. Peterson was not authorized to carry that weapon. I challenge Mr. Brodsky to subpoena our records, as he has threatened to do. He will find no record of this weapon."
In addition I have always maintained that the State Police must have measured the rifle wrong and gave erroneous information to prosecutors that the rifle’s barrel was 3/8 of an inch too short. At some point the rifle will be remeasured and the truth will also be revealed there too.
Instead of wasting time with red herrings perhaps now the state police will spend more time looking for Stacy Peterson.
You can read and download the documents that show Peterson’s approved SWAT rifle, right here: