Some photo radar vans back out on streets after tech murderPosted: Updated:
Some vans back in service
Some photo radar vans back out on streets today - Some photo radar vans are returning to the streets less than three days after a tech in one of those vans was shot and killed.
PHOENIX -- Some photo radar vans are returning to the streets less than three days after a .
While police have arrested a suspect in the shooting , they still have not determined a motive for the crime.
Within hours of Sunday night's shooting all photo radar vans, which are always manned by a driver/technician, were pulled off streets and highways throughout the state. The companies operating the unit were concerned for their employees' safety.
Today, however, America Traffic Systems, is rolling the vans back out in Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale and Avondale. The decision was made on a city-by-city basis after company officials met with the employees and police.
Reactions to the decision are mixed. Some think it's too soon.
"It makes it sound like they're all aout the money, more about making a profit than about people's safety," said Valley resident Joseph Henry.
Ceinwen Muma disagrees.
"I think if it deters people [from speeding], if it does the job it's supposed to do, then I think it's probably a good thing," she said.
RedFlex, the company for which the victim, , worked, has not announced when it will put its mobile units back into service.
The suspect in Sunday night's shooting, , has apologized, saying he did not intend for anyone to get hurt. Investigators believe Destories knew somebody was sitting in the driver's seat of the van when he allegedly opened fire. He's charged with first-degree murder.