Top executives of Redflex, the red light camera company, have resigned amid allegations of corruption and bribery in Chicago, the largest user of its camera systems of all of its U.S. client cities. Chicago is canceling its contract with the Australian firm and has also disqualified it from bidding on future proposals.
We should do the same. Privatizing law enforcement can lead to corruption. Redflex operates nearly 100 cameras in the Greater Bay Area including the Sacramento area. Annual payments to Redflex are over $6 million. Redflex operates 17 cameras in San Mateo County.