Red Light Cameras Shot at in Downtown Newark
Police looking for suspects
Newark police are searching for whoever shot at two of the city’s red light cameras, the department said in a statement late Friday.
Two cameras along Broad Street, at Murray Street and Raymond Boulevard, were damaged by gunfire early Friday morning, police said. No one was injured and no suspects have yet been identified.
In 2009 Newark became the first city in the state to install red light cameras, whose pictures and video are reviewed by officers in the traffic department before a ticket is mailed to a motorist. Newark now has 19 intersections with cameras.
In June, the state Department of Transportation forced Newark and 20 other communities to suspend ticketing at most intersections with red-light cameras because of doubts over whether the lights had been properly calibrated. The suspension was lifted last month.