Photo Van Driver Attacks Demonstrator

October 24, 2008

Tempe Police arrive on scene behind Redflex photo van

Trouble: Tempe Police arrive on scene behind Redflex photo van

Tempe Police has released a damning report detailing the violent actions of a Redflex employee against a demonstrator holding an anti-photo radar sign earlier this month. PDF File Report in PDF format, courtesy

Corey M. Fleetwood was operating a Redflex “photo speed van” on the night of October 3rd when a demonstrator contacted police to report that the van was blocking a fire hydrant.

Before police arrived, the driver of the van exited the vehicle and charged at the demonstrator, forcing him to take multiple steps backwards. According to the report, Fleetwood then ripped the sign away from the demonstrator’s hands before throwing it on the ground.

An independent witness on the scene was videotaped saying “I really though he was going to hit (him) I thought he (Fleetwood) was going to hit (the demonstrator).”

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According to public records, a complaint was filed in February against Fleetwood for “Speed Greater Than Reasonable / Prudent,” which resulted in the suspension of his license.

Another complaint from December of 2007 accused Fleetwood of “Assault / touching with intent to injure.”

Redflex is no stranger to controversy. The Arizona Secretary of State’s office recently condemned a Redflex notary for violating no less than four laws relating to document integrity and accuracy.

In early September, a Redflex van driver was arrested for extreme DUI while driving a photo scam van destined for Tempe’s streets.

Police question Corey Fleetwood, Redflex van operator

Police question Corey Fleetwood, Redflex van operator

Just last week, a Redflex employee was found to be in a state of undress, sound asleep, inside another Tempe photo speed van.

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