Los Angeles Police Panel Ends Red-Light Camera Program

The decision surprised police officials who were prepared to recommend the commission award a new contract to further their service.
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A Los Angeles police panel unanimously decided to end the city’s red-light camera program, which could end operation of the cameras currently deployed at 32 intersections within a few weeks.

The Los Angeles Police Commission’s decision to end the red-light camera program surprised police officials who were prepared to recommend the commission award a new contract for either three years or five years to the company that has been operating the network of cameras for the last several years.

However, Los Angeles’ City Council could retain the cameras by assuming control of the camera program, and nullify the commission’s decision to end that program.

Since the red-light camera program began in Los Angeles in 2004, more than 180,000 motorists have received camera-issued tickets, with the vast majority of those drivers being ticketed for illegal right-hand turns.

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