Police dismissed a man's accusations against former cop Drew Peterson Tuesday, who claimed that he was a victim of police brutality during an arrest earlier this year.
Timothy Brownlee claims that Peterson injured his hand and used racial slurs during an arrest. Brownlee said he is suing Peterson, two other police officers and the Bolingbrook, Ill. police department.
According to police, Brownlee was arrested in May 2007 after a neighbor complained that he was using vulgar language. Brownlee would not cooperate with the booking process after his arrest.
The Bolingbrook Police Department has not been notified of a lawsuit, the statement says.
"Drew Peterson was not on-duty and was not present during the incident with Mr. Brownlee," according to a police statement. "This fact can be supported by video tape evidence."
Peterson's attorney also said that the allegations are unfounded.
Meanwhile, divers continue to search a Chicago canal for any signs of missing mother Stacy Peterson after cell-phone records showed her husband was near the area the day she disappeared.
Authorities with boats and divers are sifting through the frozen waters of the Illinois Michigan canal filled with debris in their investigation into the disappearance of Stacy Peterson.
Cell-phone records indicate that Drew Peterson, a suspect in his wife's disappearance, received a call from Cassandra Cales, Stacy's sister, according to a report in the Chicago Sun-Times.
Cales said she called Drew Peterson's cell phone at 11 p.m. on Oct. 28. She said he was out of breath, but was at home. Cales disputes Peterson's story, saying she was outside of his house and he wasn't there.
Peterson, a former police sergeant, denies any involvement in his 23-year-old wife's disappearance and claims that she left him for another man.
On Monday, a judge ruled against Peterson's request to get his 11 guns, two cars and computers back after investigators seized them in connection to this disappearance of his wife.
Peterson wants his items returned but won't see them anytime soon.
The judge will reconsider Peterson's request at a January hearing.
Peterson will get his iPod and music CDs back on Jan. 1. Another hearing to review the return of more items is scheduled for Jan. 21.