CINCINNATI (AP) – There’s a lot developing in the continuing clash over traffic camera enforcement in Ohio.
The FBI is now involved, investigating possible public corruption over camera vendor dealings in Columbus and Cincinnati. State lawmakers who saw last year’s bill to sharply restrict camera use hit legal roadblocks are back with a measure penalizing cities for collecting camera ticket fees. And just months after the state’s highest court again upheld local governments’ power to use camera enforcement, the justices are weighing another camera issue.
Fallout from the federal probe hangs over the state’s capital city.
The Democratic mayoral nominee for November and the fourth-term incumbent both say they are providing information to investigators, while denying any wrongdoing in the Columbus camera contracts. Camera vendor Redflex says the case doesn’t reflect today’s company.
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