Police Erred in Using Church Parking Lot in Speed Trap

Police Erred in Using Church Parking Lot in Speed Trap

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PROVO, Utah (AP) -- Provo officials have acknowledged police erred when they used a church parking lot to issue speeding tickets to motorists caught in a radar trap last month.

Motorist Grant Brereton was caught in the trap. He said there were at least five officers involved: one with a radar gun directed at traffic coming down a hill, one directing offenders into the church parking lot and the others issuing the citations in the parking lot.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints stake President James Wilson says church property should be used for church activities.

City spokeswoman Raylene Ireland said officers erred in using the church parking lot to cite speeders.

Ireland said police Chief Craig Geflison ordered that it not happen again.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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