ELMWOOD PLACE, OH (FOX19) - A hearing was held Thursday morning to determine whether or not Elmwood Place was in contempt of court for continuing to use speed cameras during an appeal.
The Village of Elmwood Place filed an appeal after Judge Robert Ruehlman filed a permanent injunction against the speed cameras in March. The village filed a motion asking that the cameras continue to run during the appeal, which Ruehlman denied.
On Thursday, Ruehlman ruled that Elmwood Place was in contempt of court for continuing to operate the cameras and collect money. He confiscated the speed camera and ordered the Sheriff's Office to take it down.
The Village now has to pay back the money they've collected since Ruehlman ordered the permanent injunction, which is about $48,000. They also have to pay to store the equipment until the end of the court case.
Attorney Mike Allen, representing the plaintiffs, is seeking a class action lawsuit in the case. Judge Ruehlman ruled that a class action lawsuit can be filed and set a hearing for Oct. 2.