Thursday, January 24 2013 8:06 PM EST2013-01-25 01:06:50 GMT
Judge Robert Ruehlman is expected to issue a decision Thursday on the Motion for Preliminary Injunction on the use of speed cameras in Elmwood Place. The hearing will take place on Thursday at 2 p.m.More >>
Judge Robert Ruehlman says he will not make a decision on Thursday regarding a Motion for Preliminary Injunction on the use of speed cameras in Elmwood Place.More >>
Wednesday, January 9 2013 6:40 AM EST2013-01-09 11:40:51 GMT
The fight over the Elmwood Place speed cameras will go back to the courtroom on Wednesday. Attorney Mike Allen is suing the village and trying to block its use of the cameras, stating that they are notMore >>
The fight over the Elmwood Place speed cameras will go back to the courtroom on Wednesday.More >>
Wednesday, December 12 2012 9:48 PM EST2012-12-13 02:48:04 GMT
For months, we have told you about the controversy over speed cameras in the village of Elmwood Place. In just a matter of months, $470,000 dollars in speeding tickets were mailed to drivers. WhileMore >>
Tonight, Ben is investigating the idea behind "policing for profit" in tonight's Reality Check.More >>
Thursday, December 6 2012 6:13 AM EST2012-12-06 11:13:39 GMT
"These cameras are just affecting revenue all over this town." That is according to Holly Calhoun who manages the Elmwood Place Quick Mart. She says business has dropped because people are afraid ofMore >>
Business in Elmwood Place has dropped because people are afraid of getting speeding tickets while driving through the village.More >>
Tuesday, November 13 2012 11:23 PM EST2012-11-14 04:23:12 GMT
Residents of Elmwood Place showed up for a council meeting Tuesday night to talk about two things; the speed trap cameras and whether the mayor should resign. The issue of the robotic cameras clockingMore >>
Residents of Elmwood Place showed up for a council meeting Tuesday night to talk about two things; the speed trap cameras and whether the mayor should resign. More >>
Thursday, October 18 2012 9:26 AM EDT2012-10-18 13:26:16 GMT
Elmwood Place Village Police Chief William Peskin sat down exclusively with FOX19 to talk about the village's controversial speed camera program. He argues the survey before the cameras were enforcedMore >>
Elmwood Place Village Police Chief William Peskin sat down exclusively with FOX19 to talk about the village's controversial speed camera program.More >>
Saturday, October 6 2012 9:33 PM EDT2012-10-07 01:33:42 GMT
Some angry citizens protested speed cameras in their community on Saturday. A group of citizens gathered near one of the cameras off of I-75 Saturday afternoon to protest controversial speed cameras inMore >>
Some angry citizens protested speed cameras in their community on Saturday.More >>
Wednesday, October 3 2012 7:57 PM EDT2012-10-03 23:57:10 GMT
The Village of Elmwood Place launched an Automated Speed Enforcement Program on Sept. 1. One automated speed enforcement unit, or speed camera, was placed in a school zone and the other was placed inMore >>
The Village of Elmwood Place launched an Automated Speed Enforcement Program on Sept. 1.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:18 AM EDT2013-05-21 10:18:45 GMT
Authorities said a 15-year-old girl may be facing charges after driving without a license and losing control of a car in a crash that left a 10-year-old girl dead Monday afternoon. The crash happened onMore >>
Authorities said a 15-year-old may be facing charges after driving without a license and losing control of a car in a crash that left a 10-year-old dead.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:48 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:48:15 GMT
A woman has been arrested after she allegedly locked her four young daughters out of their home for days at a time.A witness told police that the four girls, ages 7, 5, 3 and 1, had been in the same dirtyMore >>
A woman has been arrested after she allegedly locked her four young daughters out of their home for days at a time.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:38 GMT
A widespread power outage has affected a large portion of Ascension Parish. Small portions of neighboring parishes are also affected. As of 5:40 p.m., the Entergy website reported 20,981 homes andMore >>
A widespread power outage affected a large portion of Ascension Parish and part of EBR Parish Monday. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:04 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:04:33 GMT
Residents in tornado-stricken Moore, OK, await news on missing love ones Tuesday, a day after a massive tornado devastated the city, killing at least 51. Rescuers worked all night, with particular attentionMore >>
The tornado, with winds up to 200 mph, cut a 20-mile stretch as wide as two miles through the Oklahoma City metro area. The medical examiner's office reported 24 people died, including nine children. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundMore >>
Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.More >>
ELMWOOD PLACE, OH (FOX19) -
A Hamilton County judge's decision to allow a
permanent injunction on controversial speed cameras in Elmwood Place is garnering
heard from news outlets all over the country as well as citizens," attorney
Mike Allen told FOX19. "I think what this is going to do start a brush fire of
lawsuits just like this from other citizens and other lawyers that are willing
to take it on."
Allen filed the lawsuit on behalf of drivers
cited by the Village of Elmwood Place, demanding that the cameras be taken
down. He has called the cameras a violation to drivers' constitutional rights.
do not like these speed cameras. They're not fair, they don't give you an
adequate chance to contest them," he said Friday.
The plaintiffs in the
case claimed the people and businesses in Elmwood Place had suffered damage as
a result of the speed cameras. They claimed that businesses had lost customers
and churches have lost members because people were afraid to get a ticket while
visiting the village.
The judge ruled that the ticket policy fails
to give people a chance for due process. In his decision, the judge goes on to
state that the optional $25 hearings are "nothing more than a sham."
In the strongly worded opinion, the judge
states that "Elmwood Place is engaged in nothing more than a high-tech
game of 3 CARD MONTY. It is a scam that the motorists can't win."
Elmwood Place police Chief William Peskin
says they don't agree with the ruling and plan to appeal.
The cameras have been at the center of
controversy since being installed in September of last year. The cameras have
caused thousands of citations to be issued at a cost of $105 a piece.
Peskin says refunds
will not be given to drivers who previously received tickets due to the cameras
and says drivers who have received tickets and have yet to pay will still be
required to make payment as the law was in effect until Thursday afternoon.
Allen says the ruling does not discuss payment but says that is something he is
conducting legal research to see if that's a viable option," Allen said.
recognizes the case is only at the beginning stages, saying he had anticipated
reached out to Optotraffic, the company who owns and runs the speed-detecting
equipment. A spokesperson for the company says they will stand behind the
village as it appeals the judge's ruling.
Refunds will not be given to drivers who previously received tickets due to the cameras. Drivers who have received tickets and have yet to pay will still be required to make payment as the law was in effect until Thursday afternoon.