Driving Politics
Home >Camera Enforcement > Speed Cameras > Australia: Top Traffic Camera Cop Bought Stock in Camera Company 
Print It Email It Tweet It

Australia: Top Traffic Camera Cop Bought Stock in Camera Company
A top New South Wales police official is accused of conflict of interest for buying shares in Australian photo enforcement company.

Superintendent John Hartley
The opposition party in New South Wales, Australia is calling for a new conflict of interest investigation of police traffic services commander Superintendent John Hartley. Hartley is accused of buying stock in Redflex, the Australian camera company, in June 2003 while he was in charge of the state's traffic enforcement efforts. Hartley claims he did not know Redflex made speed cameras and sold his shares in March 2004. In that time, Redflex revenue grew approximately 60 percent.

Opposition Leader John Brogden questioned Hartley's story yesterday in parliament. "This transcript of a police internal interview reveals that Chief Superintendent Hartley was fully aware of the conflict of interest three days before he purchased the shares," Brodgen said.

An internal police investigation cleared Hartley of wrong-doing with the investigators saying yesterday that the documents mentioned in parliament were "nothing new." Speed cameras generate $1 million in revenue every week for the state.

Source: Traffic cop evidence old: Scully (Australian Associated Press, 5/4/2005)

Regional News:
Other news about Australia

Permanent Link for this item
Return to Front Page

Related News
Photo Radar Opponents Sweep Arizona GOP Primary

France, Germany: Speed Measuring Devices Damaged

Ohio Supreme Court Repels Law School Graduate Attack On Speed Cameras

Texas Homeowners Association Deploys A Speed Camera

Photo Radar Unrest Spreads In France, Germany, Italy

View Main Topics:

Get Email Updates
Subscribe with Google
Subscribe via RSS or E-Mail

Back To Front Page

Front Page | Get Updates | Site Map | About Us | Search | RSS Feed Driving politics