Elmwood Place's speed cameras will soon be in possession of the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department. Judge Robert Ruehlman ordered the cameras confiscated after ruling the village, and the company running them, Optotraffic, did not turn them off after he ordered them to and continued to issue tickets.
Elmwood Place has received a second blow to its traffic enforcement cameras. A Hamilton County Judge ruled Tuesday the village cannot collect fines from any traffic violations the cameras recorded in the past.
Just last week Judge Robert Ruehlman said Elmwood Place had to stop using the cameras.
Police Chief William Peskin says the village will appeal.
Last week's decision by a Hamilton County judge ordering Elmwood Place to stop using its traffic enforcement cameras is giving new energy to a group of Ohio lawmakers who want a statewide ban, House Bill 69, on the devices.
Several state representatives at a news conference in Elmwood Place Monday said the cameras pose a couple of problems:
First there's themoney grab argument. That's the position laid out by Democratic State Rep. Dale Mallory of Cincinnati.