FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

The Law Officer's Pocket Manual - Bloomberg BNA
This handy 4" x 6" spiral-bound manual offers examples showing how rules are...

Top News

Ohio Court Rules Officer's Estimate Good Enough for Speeding Conviction

June 03, 2010  | 

Photo via (doug_wertman).

The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that a trained officer's "visual estimation" of a vehicle traveling over the posted limit is sufficient for a conviction, CNN reports.

The ruling was the second in a week—along with the U.S. Supreme Court's loosening of Miranda requirements—to favor law enforcement.

The case involved Mark Jenney and Officer Christopher Santimarino of the Copley PD. Santimarino cited Jenney for driving 79 mph in a 60 mph. A radar reading of 82 mph was tossed by the judge after Santimarino could not produce a copy of his radar-training certificate.

Local police said they would continue to use radar for traffic enforcement.

Read the full story.

Be the first to comment on this story

POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

NYPD Sued Over Removal of Religious Head Coverings for Booking Photos
The suit challenges a 2015 NYPD policy requiring that booking photos have an unobstructed...

Police Magazine