Friday, October 23, 2009

City loses bid to keep red light camera documents secret

Earlier this month, State District Judge Tracy Christopher ruled that the City of Houston cannot keep documents regarding the city's red light camera program secret. Following a lawsuit filed by Houston attorneys Randall Kallinen and Paul Kubosh regarding the city's refusal to release records documenting an increase in the number of accidents at intersections controlled by red light cameras, the judge ordered the city to release most of the requested documents.

The documents are to remain confidential, according to the order, pending an appeal by the city.

The documents were requested after it came to light that the Houston Police Department asked the authors of a city-commissioned study not to count accidents that occurred more than 100 feet from a monitored intersection or accidents at monitored intersections in which no red light camera citation was issued.

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