Mobile cameras removed, officers will now work traffic enforcement

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CLEVELAND -- City Police Chief Calvin  Williams has a new plan  in place to enforce traffic laws in Cleveland, without the use of red light and speed cameras.

"There will be no more electronic tickets issued," Williams said during a council safety meeting Wednesday morning.

Last week, Cleveland voters approved a charter change that restricts the use of speed and red light cameras unless an officer is present and issues the tickets.‎ About 78 percent of residents voted in favor of Issue 35 to remove the cameras.

The mobile cameras have been removed, city officials said.

Williams said he will now have officers in every district working traffic enforcement.

He said the officers will not be able to issue as many tickets as the cameras. Officials noted fixed cameras could issue about 500 tickets. In 24 hours, but it takes an officer about 15 to 20 minutes to write one ticket.

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