WASHINGTON – A local police corporal says he was punished after blowing the whistle on his own department and it all has to do with speed cameras tickets.
In a lawsuit filed this week, Riverdale Park Corporal Clay Alford claims civilian employees, working for the town of Riverdale Park, fraudulently approved thousands of speed camera tickets by forging his name on the tickets.
When Clay reported the issue to his superiors at work, he was suspended, according to his attorney.
“They were having two people who are not cops review and authorize speed camera citations, which is against the law,” says Attorney Tim Leahy of Bowie-based Byrd and Byrd LLC.
“It was even more uncomfortable for Corporal Alford because everyone was signing in under his login, so the citations were being printed out with his name on the citations, even though he had not reviewed the citations,” says Leahy.