Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Trio recalls run-in with Scottsdale officer involved in seven shootings

By: Hatzel Vela

SCOTTSDALE, AZ - New people are coming forward and talking about run-ins with the same Scottsdale officer who has been involved in seven police shootings.

Read the police report.

Megan Fells was with her boyfriend and their friend, Andrew Thomas, when Officer James Peters stopped them on Brown Avenue.

The police report Peters wrote said he first noticed the trio jaywalking, then stopped when he saw their license plate light not working.

Fells doesn’t think they were jaywalking and said she still has the same license plate light.

She said things quickly escalated when Thomas, who was sitting in the back seat, questioned Peters why he had to show his identification.

"If you don't give me your [expletive] I’m going to pull you out of the car and take it from you,” Fells recalled Peters said in the exchange.

Fells said Peters was screaming and yelling in her boyfriend’s face, who was driving the car.

"He most definitely has an anger issue. I didn’t hear a peep from the other officers. He [Peters] pretty much ran the show,” she said.

ABC15 checked out the police report and the stories were similar, except the situation seemed under control.

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