- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 15, 2015

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman says the city is ending its contract with a red-light traffic camera company amid a federal bribery probe.

Coleman says actions by executives with Phoenix-based vendor Redflex Traffic Systems raised questions about the program’s integrity.

Coleman said Wednesday he was taking action after City Attorney Richard Pfeiffer (FEYE’-fuhr) determined earlier this month the contract was properly awarded and later modified.

Last month a former Redflex chief executive pleaded guilty to bribery conspiracy involving getting or keeping camera contracts in Columbus and Cincinnati.

Redflex spokesman Tilden Katz says the company took corrective action after a small number of employees and consultants violated company policies several years ago.

Coleman and Columbus city council president Andy Ginther say they’re assisting federal investigators but aren’t linked to wrongdoing.

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