Red Light Camera Challenge

Las Cruces – A legal challenge is in the works against red light and speed cameras in Las Cruces.

Retired attorney Anthony Avallone said he plans to file a civil lawsuit against the city over the cameras.

Avallone said he hopes the case eventually turns into a class-action lawsuit one that seeks the return of all fines collected from ticketed drivers.

The Las Cruces resident said the idea was sparked after his son received a traffic camera citation this spring.

Avallone said he took a closer look at the citation and traffic cam ordinance and believes the city's process violates people's rights.

City of Las Cruces spokesman Udell Vigil said he can't comment about something that could turn into a lawsuit against the city.


Information from: Las Cruces Sun-News,

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