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D.C. Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan took the unusual step this week of opining on the dismissal of a speed-camera citation issued to a Metropolitan Police Department sergeant who captured widespread attention last month from the public, consumer advocates and the media when he successfully appealed a Third Street Tunnel ticket to the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Local residents looking to pay parking tickets or use other online services from the D.C. government in the past week were greeted with an ominous message, saying their use of the city's website could expose them to malicious software.
"Yes, DMV has a contract with ACS for ticket management," she wrote in an email Thursday. "However, [the Metropolitan Police Department] is the agency that is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the camera system."
In response to questions from The Washington Times regarding the consequences for thousands of motorists who received citations similar to the one Sgt. Mark Robinson got dismissed last month, DMV spokesperson Vanessa Newton said in an email: "DMV requested and has received a legal opinion from the Office of the Attorney General, which indicates that the hearing examiner made an error by dismissing the ticket, and that the ticket is valid."