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LAPD Needs Go-Ahead for Contract With Arizona Firm

The council will consider the exemption and a new contract with another Arizona firm

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    LAPD Needs Go-Ahead for Contract With Arizona Firm

    The Los Angeles Police Department wants Arizona-based red light camera contractors exempted from the city's boycott over Arizona's new immigration enforcement law.

    The LAPD is asking for a 10-month extension of its agreement with Scottsdale-based American Traffic Solutions. The City Council considers the request, and a new contract with another Arizona-based firm, on Tuesday.

    American Traffic Solutions operates cameras at 32 intersections.

    The council's Public Safety Committee says the exception is justified.

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    Last month, the council suspended most travel and contracting with Arizona in protest over a law requiring police officers to determine the immigration status of people lawfully stopped.
     

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