Earlier this month, over the police department's use of its speed detection devices.
The lawsuit claims the devices' certification was expired over a three-month period from the end of December 2011 to around the end of March 2012, and the plaintiffs want, among other things, the city to "be held accountable for any pain, suffering and loss wages, loss of real and personal property, out of pocket costs, false imprisonment and expenses," and "return all unlawful gains acquired" during those months.
The suit claims that the city "continued to prosecute Georgia citizens, collecting fines and fees of over $100,000" after it knew about the expired devices.
City manager Barry Amos and chief of police Chancey Troutman told Patch last week they had no comment on the matter; both the city attorney and Amos said the municipality's insurance carrier is handling the case.
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