Skip to main content
Advertising

Originally published Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 1:59 PM

  • Share:
           
  • Comments (0)
  • Print

Red-light cameras could be used in investigations

State lawmakers are still considering allowing images from red-light cameras to be used in investigations beyond red-light infractions, but Bremerton police have already done it while working on one high-profile case.

The Associated Press

Most Popular Comments
Hide / Show comments
No comments have been posted to this article.
Start the conversation >

advertising

BREMERTON, Wash. —

State lawmakers are still considering allowing images from red-light cameras to be used in investigations beyond red-light infractions, but Bremerton police have already done it while working on one high-profile case.

The Kitsap Sun reports ( http://is.gd/DtOAiT) that Bremerton police used images taken by a red-light camera in their investigation of the 2011 stabbing death of Sara Burke. The newspaper received a copy of the warrant police used to get the images from Redflex Traffic Systems.

The Legislature gave cities and counties the ability to use traffic enforcement cameras in 2005. The law stipulates that images from the cameras can only be used to enforce red light, railroad crossing and school speed zone violations.

But proponents of the bill expanding that use say images captured by these cameras can help police during criminal investigations.

News where, when and how you want it

Email Icon

Career Center Blog

Career Center Blog

Bad email habits to break today


Advertising
The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►