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Lawsuit targets Knoxville red-light camera system

Rebecca Ferrar • Apr 27, 2010 at 12:00 AM

KNOXVILLE -- Four Knoxvillians are suing the city of Knoxville and Redflex Traffic Systems Inc., a former operator of the city's red-light camera system, contending that the program from 2005 to 2008 was contrary to the Tennessee Constitution.

Jason Patrick Davis, Lisa B. Cox, Mitchell Stooksbury and Melissa Sue Hill have filed the lawsuit in Knox County Chancery Court as a class action for all people charged with a violation from the time the city adopted the ordinance Feb. 1, 2005, until the city passed another ordinance in 2008 to mirror a state law effective July 1, 2008, making it a traffic violation to run a red light under red-light camera programs.

Knoxville actually put in place its red-light camera program in February 2006 when the cameras were installed, the lawsuit says.

Read the full story on the Knoxville News Sentinel Web site.

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