Ariz. Officer Involved In 6 Kills Gets Disability

June 25, 2012

  • June 25, 2012 at 2:03 pm
    Frankie says:
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    Wow, this article answers so many questions! Wish all reporting were this thorough.

  • June 25, 2012 at 2:38 pm
    Bob says:
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    I would be very interested to know what disablity the officer qualifies for. Not bad though to make 54000 per year for reirement at age 37. Somehow only government employees ever get that kind of a deal.

  • June 25, 2012 at 3:54 pm
    Devil's Advocate says:
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    Taking the life of another human being no matter what their crime or station, is not an easy thing to live with, and even though-as Frankie aptly points out-the article leaves out many details, we might assume that this officer may have problems associated with the conduct of his profession that most simply would not understand. It is unfortunate that someone felt compelled to air this in a forum that is, for the most part, read by those unqualified to make judgments.

    • June 26, 2012 at 3:27 pm
      ned says:
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      Aren’t you full of yourself?! You deem yourself qualified to make the judgment that most IJ readers aren’t qualified to make judgments. What can I do to become qualified like you?

  • June 27, 2012 at 2:29 pm
    googlegal says:
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    Google and ye shall receive!

    James Peters, the Scottsdale police officer who made headlines in February for shooting and killing the sixth person of his 12-year stint with the department, is set for retirement.

    Scottsdale’s police board for the Public Safety Personnel Retirement System approved Peters’ “accidental disability retirement application” yesterday.

    Peters’ most recent shooting was on February 14, when he shot and killed 50-year-old John Loxas, who happened to be holding a baby at the time.

    Police responded to Loxas’ place after neighbors reported that he’d pointed a gun at them, but after Loxas was shot on his doorstep, police found two guns near him, inside the home.

    Peters was placed on administrative leave after the shooting, which is typical.

    Peters’ prior killings include a disbarred lawyer with a shotgun, a burglary suspect, a man who took a hostage at a grocery store, a guy who decided to shoot at the cops, and another who decided to drive his truck at the cops.

    Peters was also involved in another shooting, but the suspect lived through that one.

    Peters was cleared after investigations in previous shootings, although the city and one man’s family settled out of court in one instance.

    The city couldn’t tell us what the disability was that prompted Peters to apply for retirement due to federal laws.

    A City of Scottsdale spokeswoman tells New Times that Peters’ monthly pension check is expected to be around $4,500.



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