- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 12, 2015

MILWAUKEE (AP) - The Milwaukee Police Department is working with a data recovery vendor to secure video interrogations of possible hundreds of suspects that were lost in a major computer malfunction.

A statement posted on the department’s website says the data became in accessible in January due to a hardware malfunction. It says the district attorney’s office is aware of the specific cases where the data will not be available until the recovery is complete.

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett says he was told about the situation just days ago. Alderman Joe Davis tells WITI-TV (https://bit.ly/1AU1I6e ) he also did not know about the computer malfunction until now and he wants the Public Safety Committee chairman to hold a hearing on the matter. .

An internal police memo says emergency funding was secured to pay recovery costs described as “fairly staggering.”

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Information from: WITI-TV, https://www.fox6now.com

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