WHEELING, W.Va. -- A judge has upheld Wheeling voters' repeal of a city ordinance requiring two police officers inside each cruiser.
Ohio County Circuit Court Judge Ronald Wilson's ruling came Monday in a lawsuit filed by the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 38.
The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register (http://bit.ly/WFpZOD ) says the police lodge contended that the repeal was invalid. Its lawsuit said City Council introduced legislation placing the issue on last November's ballot at a special meeting without sufficient public notice.
According to the lawsuit, the meeting was held at noon. An ordinance in effect at the time required regular meetings to be held at 7 p.m.
Wilson said in his ruling that the city did everything possible to notify the public of the meeting.