Broward Judges Dismiss 24K Red Light Camera Cases

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Two Broward County traffic court judges dismissed some 24,000 pending red-light camera ticket cases totaling more than $6.3 million.

The judges ruled Monday that the program violates Florida law.

Attorney Ted Hollander of Ticket Clinic told the South Florida Sun Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1bdkteF ) his office argued for more than four years that the program was an improper delegation of police power. He says videos were sent to American Traffic Solutions in Arizona where employees did the screening.

Florida law says only law enforcement can issue violations.

Fort Lauderdale suspended its program March 6 after a traffic court judge said it violated state statutes.

Several other South Florida cities have suspended red-light programs. Hollywood spokeswoman Raelin Storey says the city is evaluating how to modify the program to align with state laws.

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Allison Leslie is a University of South Florida graduate with a bachelors degree in Mass Communications. She joined Genesis in 2016. With a passion for sports, Allison has interned with 620 WDAE, Pewter Report, Trifecta Team: St. Petersburg Bowl, Bullscast, and many other publications. Being a native to the Bay Area, she has followed and supported Tampa Bay teams her whole life.