In an effort to streamline the electronic transfer of case files to prosecutors, the Dallas police have implemented a new records management system. This system upgrade will eventually help the Dallas police be more efficient by reducing labor costs, paper burden, and more. Unfortunately, a few “system snafus” have instead helped the Dallas police streamline the release of 22 criminal suspects.
According to Chief David Brown, the release of these inmates was nothing more than a few hiccups, and that they expected to run into some issues when switching over from their dated system.
Several of the inmates released are suspected of committing felonies, including one particularly alarming individual. This man was accused of choking a woman in a car until she passed out and then driving into oncoming traffic.
While the records management system could be to blame for this unfortunate blunder – I am sure there is some human error at play. When it comes to records management, it is important that you work with a team of professionals who will ensure the safety of your most important files. Making sure that documents are transferred safely, and that your team is equipped with the knowledge to use your new system, is critical for a successful records management implementation.
Regardless of who is to blame for this misstep – this incident provides us with a unique lesson in document safety. When it comes to handling your business critical files, there is a lot at risk when mistakes are made.
Below is a list of the suspects released: