Thousands of Columbia Police Videos Lost

7 years 7 months 3 weeks ago Friday, June 24 2011 Jun 24, 2011 Friday, June 24, 2011 6:16:41 AM CDT June 24, 2011 in News
By: Associated Press

COLUMBIA (AP) - Columbia police lost about 6,300 videos from patrol vehicles' dashboard cameras when a server crashed. Police say only a few of the videos contained useful evidence.

Chief Ken Burton says the problem occurred last week when a server that stores dashboard camera videos crashed after repeated malfunctions.

Information systems analyst Richard Jenkins says technicians weren't able to restore the information.

The server is running again but a new server could cost the department $22,000.

The Columbia Tribune reported Thursday that any videos from the 60 days before the server crash that were not tagged as important evidence and backed up on DVD are gone.

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