Turning Red


A Tampa, Florida, police officer reportedly tampered with traffic lights near public housing complexes. Sgt. Gene Strickland told supervisors that he electronically held signals on red long enough to run computer checks on vehicle tags. Strickland apparently was looking for vehicles that had been reported stolen. It isn't clear how many vehicles he ran such checks on, but Strickland says he didn't issue any citations as a result of the checks.