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Maryland officers ignore speed cameras

Police chief says officers aren't above the law
March 9, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
Even though they're caught on camera, some Maryland police officers are refusing to pay dozens of speeding fines. Montgomery County, Maryland's, new speed cameras have caught well over 200 police vehicles traveling more than 10-miles-per-hour over the speed limit.

Many of the citations have been dismissed because the officers were responding to calls or had a good reason for going fast, but dozens more tickets remain unpaid.

The police union says officers shouldn't pay because the citations are issued to the car's owners and the police vehicles are owned by the county.

The Montgomery County Police Chief says his officers aren't "above the law" and says those who continue to ignore the speeding tickets might be disciplined.

 

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