Dallas PD Is Missing data About Its Investigations. It’s Unclear How Many Cases Are Impacted

Up to date at 7:55 p.m.: Revised to incorporate extra info.

The lack of information containing Dallas police investigative info throughout a metropolis of Dallas laptop system migration earlier this yr could have an effect on an unknown variety of felony circumstances, the Dallas County district lawyer’s workplace stated.

District Lawyer John Creuzot notified protection attorneys of the information loss in a memo Wednesday. Dallas police and metropolis officers are working to establish which circumstances are concerned and have stated the lack of knowledge utilized to circumstances that had been investigated by detectives and that occurred earlier than July 28, 2020, in keeping with Creuzot’s memo.

John Creuzot(Tom Fox / Workers Photographer)

“Presently, it's too quickly to estimate what number of circumstances might be affected and what the impression might be on these particular person circumstances,” Creuzot stated in a ready assertion despatched to journalists. The town of Dallas stated Wednesday that the information had been misplaced when an worker within the IT division was transferring information from an internet, cloud-based storage archive into an on-premise server in Dallas’ knowledge middle. Whereas transferring the information, “the worker didn't observe correct, established procedures, ensuing within the deletion of the information information,” the town stated in a ready assertion. The potential impression on victims and defendants awaiting trial is unclear, as is whether or not any of the circumstances with lacking knowledge have resulted in plea bargains or responsible verdicts.

Non-public protection attorneys are ready to listen to if their circumstances are amongst these affected.

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