John Peters

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Service Record

Ouachita Parish Louisiana Sheriff's Office

Rank Deputy[1]
Dates of Service Hired in 1992.[1]
Last Known Status Separated

Louisiana State Police

Rank Trooper, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain (July 10, 2018)[1], Colonel
Dates of Service 1994[1] - August 2021[2]
Salary $145,745 (2020)[3]
Last Known Status Retired[2]

Incident Reports

2019 Death of Ronald Greene

Response Timeline

On May 6, 2020, Greene's family filed a lawsuit against Peters and other officers.[4]

On November 4, 2020, Peters wrote an email that suggested the city could "reduce our... liability" by claiming Greene experienced a force of 19g during the crash, which caused an aortic rupture. Peters claimed that "detectives proved we did not cause the death".[5]

On July 19, 2021, Peters announced his retirement.[6]

Before August 4, 2021, Peters was suspended for 32 hours for approving the use-of-force report without reviewing the body-worn camera footage. Peters claimed it was "common practice" to do so.[7]

In August 2021, Peters retired.[2]

On March 22, 2022, Lieutenant Johnny Brown testified to the committee that Peters asked him to bury evidence in the investigation. Department investigator Albert Paxton told a news source that Peters asked him and Brown to hide the body-worn camera footage and "deny it existed".[8]

On December 15, 2022, Peters was charged with felony obstruction of justice.[9] Each count of obstruction of justice is likely to carry a penalty of up to 5 years in prison.[10]

On April 11, 2023, Peters pleaded not guilty.[11]

On July 10, 2023, a judge dismissed the charge against Peters.[12]

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