Originally posted by mako0956
Those NCIC computers aren't for just anyone, including Law Enforcement, to run criminal histories at random.
You have to have a reason to run someone. Civilians pay to have them ran (for jobs and licensing) and then they have to sign for the authorization.
Cops can request to have someone run, but it is for investigative purposes only.
To just run Peterson because Frey had a question about him wouldn't justify a criminal backround check by the Officer, he would have had to authorize
the backround check.
All inquiries are logged by the inquiring agency. The Officer wasn't in on the investigation, Laci wasn't missing when the "first" call was made,
so what would be the point?
Nope, I don't agree with this scenario.
I know that this is a very old thread and all, but I had to make a comment here. A friend of mine from high school was a cop in California
for 20 years. Last year he got into some trouble when a friend of his wanted him to a background check. He did it, brought the report home, and his
girlfriend who is also a police officer saw the report while my friend was in the shower. She reported him and he is now charged with a misdemeanor.
He lost his job and has to go to court on this.
However, when it comes to Ms. Frey, she can be very persuasive and I'm sure Byrd wouldn't have minded doing a background check for her if he knew he
wouldn't get caught doing it.
I believe she knew Mr. Peterson was married as early as Dec 10 to Dec. 13. Think about. You just found out that the man you set up your best friend
with is married and lives in Modesto. You confront him with this information and he later tells you lost his wife and so on. He wants to be the one
to tell your best friend. Do you believe him or do you think he is still lying and decide to check that story out yourself?
Of course you would check it. Finding no records that his wife is dead, or perhaps you speak to the person who told you he was married and living
Modesto. Perhaps you ask him for more information since he seem's to know Mr. Peterson pretty good. You then find out that he is still married and
he and his wife Laci are expecting their first baby in a few months. What do you do?
A) Say nothing to Amber, let Mr. Peterson continue his lie?
B) Say nothing and let the affair continue as long as Amber is having fun?
C) Tell Amber the truth, that he is married and expecting a baby, knowing that after only a few dates, her heart wouldn't be broken?
I would think C would be your answer. Mainly because I've been there, done that with a young friend of mine. A friend of the family had an ex step
son whom he was told by said step son he was divorced. Tom called my friend Renee and said he had a step son he wanted to introduce her to. Renee
didn't want to go alone as men made her nervous. She was phisicaly abused by her father. My daughter, her young son and I went with Renee to Tom's
so she could meet Brian.
We got to talking at the table and Brian asked my daughter how old her son was. At the time, he was 6 months old and Brian made a point of saying how
that was a great age and how much he missed his kids.
My daughter asked him if he was married and he said no, he was divorced and his youngest of 3 kids was 5 years old Renee and Brian started dating and
she later moved in with him. A few months later, Brian was talking to Tom and made a slip up when talking about his wife. Tom said, you mean your ex
wife, or are you still married? Brian confessed he was still married and Tom told me a week later. It turned out he had left his wife three years
after his 3rd child was born, so he lied about that too.
I called Renee to come over, I needed to talk to her and I told her what Tom had told me about Brian lying about being divorced and the age of his
She of course didn't believe me until she went home and asked him. He did confess to her that he was married and the reason why he lied was because
he didn't feel it was anyone's business.
And guess what? He didn't murder his wife, now ex wife, but she is still alive and breathing. I am also alive and breathing. My ex use to tell his
little flings, or at least one of them, that he was recently divorced. Of course he wasn't and in fact, our son was only 8 months old. When his
girlfriend found out he was very much married, she called me to tell me what was going on before she broke it off with him. I in turn left him and
never looked back. The last I heard, he was married to wife #4. It seemed he has not learned his lesson yet, but at least he too never murdered a
In my book, Mr. Peterson just wanted his cake and eat it to. He would have kept up his affair with Ms. Frey for as long as he had an interest in her,
perhaps one of those last flings before the baby is born and he has to take on the responsibility of being a father.
Maybe because of the problems Laci was having, being tired all the time, he wasn't getting any umm, sex at home and felt he needed to get it from
outside the home. Who knows?