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Arizona Red Light Camera Company Applying For Private Investigator’s license

Last month, Attorney General Mark Brnovich shook up the red light camera world when he issued an opinion saying that any third party operator of those systems must have a private investigator’s license.

The opinion went against a previous one issued in 2010.

Initially, Redflex, one of the companies that contracts with law enforcement, said it would not change any of its operations. But responding to requests from its clients — local law enforcement — the company has indeed stopped handing over data for now and will be applying for a license.

It’s still unclear, however, whether drivers who get photographed for speeding during this time period will eventually get a ticket, or not.

Will Stone grew up with the sounds of public radio. As a senior field correspondent, he strives to tell the same kind of powerful stories that got him into the business — whether that means trudging through some distant corner of the Sonoran Desert or uncovering an unknown injustice right down the street. Since joining the KJZZ newsroom in 2015, he has covered political scandals, fights over the future of energy, and efforts to care for some of Arizona’s most vulnerable communities. His pieces have also aired on national programs like Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Here & Now and Marketplace. Before coming to KJZZ, he reported for public radio stations in Nevada and Connecticut. Stone received his degree in English literature from Haverford College, where he also wrote about the arts and culture scene in Philadelphia. After graduating, he interned at NPR West in Culver City, California, where he learned from some of the network’s veteran reporters and editors. When he doesn’t have a mic in hand, Stone enjoys climbing mountains, running through his central Phoenix neighborhood and shamelessly promoting his cat, Barry.