Dallas Area Rapid Transit Police Chevy Caprice (Rear). Via Wikimedia Commons

According to the Dallas Police Department, an employee accidentally deleted eight terabytes worth of crime data during a data migration back in April. The revelation is just now being revealed.

Gizmodo reported

The lost files, which included “images, video, audio, case notes or other items collected by DPD personnel in the course of their routine daily duties,” have now thrown numerous court cases into jeopardy.

District Attorney John Creuzot has said that the “the number and identification of specific cases affected” by the incident “is currently unknown.”

Why didn’t the police department tell everybody sooner?

According to them: “It was our intention to fully evaluate whether the data was recoverable or not to know the full extent of the problem if any.”

According to Bearing Arms, “The DA says he’s still not sure how many cases have been impacted, but 8TB is a lot of data, and it’s a fair assumption that we’re not going to be talking about a handful of charges that might ultimately have to be dismissed as a result of the screw up.”

Because of the data loss, at least one murder suspect was granted bond because of the data loss.


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Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
5 months ago

Wont employee get promoted??

Maria
Maria
5 months ago

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Scotty
Scotty
5 months ago

Or elected!

David Baker
David Baker
5 months ago

We have a governor doing the same thing, and while these felons are processed for release, they make sure they’re registered to vote! Some of those registrations are in Spanish…..

stevo
stevo
5 months ago

why don’t they ask joe to put them on the streets and avoid the trials altogether!

Corruptionhater
Corruptionhater
5 months ago

The data is not totally lost. It is in the Cloud forever and can be retrieved. How stupid are they that they don’t know this?

Joey Baloney
Joey Baloney
5 months ago

depends on where it was stored. if it was on a hard drive, it may be recovered as long as it wasn’t written over. you’d think they would back up their data.

Steven
Steven
5 months ago
Reply to  Joey Baloney

The article states it was lost during a ‘data migration’ in April. It is likely the old drives were physically destroyed since then.

RetiredAndFree
RetiredAndFree
5 months ago
Reply to  Joey Baloney

Unless magnetically deleted

Barney Fife
Barney Fife
5 months ago
Reply to  Joey Baloney

The pointers to the sectors on the disk were deleted. The data is most likely still out there, but not easy for the average idiot to find. Someone that knows disk structure can recover it.

Mathias
Mathias
5 months ago

explain Hillarys data bleach ,now Hunters “stolen” lap top 3X.Yo if ya don’t look for it ya can’t find it.

Elaine
Elaine
5 months ago
Reply to  Mathias

Her files were retrived

Steven
Steven
5 months ago

“The cloud” doesn’t hold 1% of the total data stored OFFLINE.

Old Professor
Old Professor
5 months ago

Heads should roll over such incompetence! There should never be, can never be only ONE copy of ANYTHING unless there is criminal intent or total incompetence and no supervision.

Rational Geezer
Rational Geezer
5 months ago
Reply to  Old Professor

When do we call the actions of Domestic Enemies of the USA (i.e.- Democrats), those who hate the country and most of its peoples; who sabotage the country and its resources, when do we brand them traitors and mete out appropriate consequences?

When?

TexasTough
TexasTough
5 months ago

The punishment for Treason is Hanging .It should be done in public to discourage others only problem is Hundreds of them are politicians At 10 a day it will take awhile

TexasTough
TexasTough
5 months ago
Reply to  Old Professor

Dallas is Democrats this was intentional

Scotty
Scotty
5 months ago

They are lazy political hacks.

TexasTough
TexasTough
5 months ago

If you don’t store it there it is gone unless you back it up

Sozen
Sozen
5 months ago

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