BOLINGBROOK, Ill. (AP) — Officials in the Chicago suburb where Drew Peterson was a police sergeant have voted to compel him to provide deposition testimony as they decide whether he keeps his pension.
The Bolingbrook Police Pension Board voted Wednesday, when board attorney Richard Reimer said the next step is to contact authorities at the southern Illinois prison where Peterson is being held. Peterson is serving a 38-year term for the death of his third wife Kathleen Savio. The 61-year-old has appealed his conviction.
Peterson’s attorney Steven Greenberg had filed a motion to quash the deposition, saying Peterson can refuse to answer questions to avoid self-incrimination.
Peterson earned a $79,000 annual police pension. To revoke Peterson’s pension the board must rule he used his law enforcement powers in Savio’s death.