Judge Robert Ruehlman confiscates Elmwood Place speed cameras - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Judge confiscates Elmwood Place speed cameras

ELMWOOD PLACE, OH (FOX19) -

A hearing was held Thursday morning to determine whether or not Elmwood Place was in contempt of court for continuing to use speed cameras during an appeal.

The Village of Elmwood Place filed an appeal after Judge Robert Ruehlman filed a permanent injunction against the speed cameras in March. The village filed a motion asking that the cameras continue to run during the appeal, which Ruehlman denied.

On Thursday, Ruehlman ruled that Elmwood Place was in contempt of court for continuing to operate the cameras and collect money. He confiscated the speed camera and ordered the Sheriff's Office to take it down.

The Village now has to pay back the money they've collected since Ruehlman ordered the permanent injunction, which is about $48,000. They also have to pay to store the equipment until the end of the court case.

"I am so happy about it. I love it. I want them to be down, and hopefully they cannot do anything about it and try to get them back up,” said Holly Calhoun, who works across the street from the cameras at Oak and Vine Streets.

She said the cameras have also cut into the store’s business.

For one Elmwood Place resident, he says the cameras have also hurt his relationship with his family.

"My family members don't even want to come see me because they don't want to come through Elmwood because they're going to get a ticket,” said Kenneth Cornist, who lives in Elmwood Place.

Cornist told FOX19 that the cameras were only there as a moneymaker.

"It's a trap.  It's a trap to make money, and I'm glad they're coming down.  At least my family members will come see me now,” said Cornist.

 

In our commitment to balanced news, we tried to contact and find William Peskin, Elmwood Place’s police chief.  Those attempts have not been returned yet.  We also attempted to talk with mayor Stephanie Morgan.  She said she had no comment.

Attorney Mike Allen, representing the plaintiffs, is seeking a class action lawsuit in the case. Judge Ruehlman ruled that a class action lawsuit can be filed and set a hearing for Oct. 2.

Copyright 2013 WXIX. All rights reserved.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Farewell, Korea: First of 3 straight Asian Olympics ends

    Farewell, Korea: First of 3 straight Asian Olympics ends

    Sunday, February 25 2018 2:16 AM EST2018-02-25 07:16:08 GMT
    Sunday, February 25 2018 6:39 AM EST2018-02-25 11:39:32 GMT
    (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky). A volunteer walks in a foggy Pyeongchang Olympic Plaza during the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018.(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky). A volunteer walks in a foggy Pyeongchang Olympic Plaza during the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018.

    Pyeongchang closes its chapter of the modern Olympics on Sunday night with tales of detente and competitive grit and volunteerism and verve.

    More >>

    Pyeongchang closes its chapter of the modern Olympics on Sunday night with tales of detente and competitive grit and volunteerism and verve.

    More >>
  • After years of dejection, proponents of gun laws see hope

    After years of dejection, proponents of gun laws see hope

    Saturday, February 24 2018 10:35 AM EST2018-02-24 15:35:23 GMT
    Sunday, February 25 2018 6:36 AM EST2018-02-25 11:36:54 GMT
    The progression has become numbingly repetitive - mass bloodshed unleashed by a gunman, followed by the stories of the fallen, the funerals and mourning. (Source: AP Photos)The progression has become numbingly repetitive - mass bloodshed unleashed by a gunman, followed by the stories of the fallen, the funerals and mourning. (Source: AP Photos)

    "Our kids have started a revolution:" Teens' activism after Florida school shooting has some hopeful for action on gun policy.

    More >>

    "Our kids have started a revolution:" Teens' activism after Florida school shooting has some hopeful for action on gun policy.

    More >>
  • NRA, Florida face backlash after latest school shooting

    NRA, Florida face backlash after latest school shooting

    Saturday, February 24 2018 4:36 AM EST2018-02-24 09:36:41 GMT
    Sunday, February 25 2018 6:36 AM EST2018-02-25 11:36:36 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File). FILE- In this Feb. 15, 2006, file photo, BlackRock headquarters is shown in New York. U.S. companies are taking a closer look at investments, co-branding deals and other ties to the gun industry and its public face, the ...(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File). FILE- In this Feb. 15, 2006, file photo, BlackRock headquarters is shown in New York. U.S. companies are taking a closer look at investments, co-branding deals and other ties to the gun industry and its public face, the ...

    NRA faces corporate backlash after latest school shooting.

    More >>

    NRA faces corporate backlash after latest school shooting.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly