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Camera controversy continues: Sioux City's speed camera company faces legal problems

SIOUX CITY (KTIV) - The company that supplies Sioux City's speed cameras is facing legal action surrounding claims of bribery in other parts of the country.

The Chicago Tribune reported this week that city will not be renewing it's contract with Redflex, the speed and red light camera vendor for Sioux City, because of allegations of corruption.

That comes after rumblings several company gifts and bribes were provided to local officials surrounding Redflex's work in Chicago.

Sioux City officials say there's enough controversy surrounding the cameras anyway, and they don't want anything to do with a company that has that kind of reputation.

"There's been some accusations of impropriety in Chicago, and I just think that with all of the other controversy surrounding Redflex, that it might be better to look at that contract and see if there might be a way to get out of it," Bob Scott, Mayor of Sioux City said.

The legal status of all red light and speed cameras in the state of Iowa is under review right now by Iowa DOT director Paul Trombino.

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