UK police accidentally erased nearly 400,000 criminal records this week Which, according to British media, contained fingerprints and DNA information, among other data.
Leader of the Labor Opposition, Keir Starr, on Saturday demanded Interior Affairs Minister Preeti Patel to offer an explanation before that. An event he considers “really serious”.
Records were deleted during fault Regular operations to clean nationwide police database, Exposed the newspaper “The Times”.
“Unfortunately, it was introduced due to human error A faulty code as part of routine maintenance This week, which has resulted in the erosion of some of the records currently being investigated, ”acknowledged Secretary of State for Crime and Police, Kit Malthus.
“We have solved the problem, so This can’t happen again“We are working at high speed with police colleagues and with Interior Ministry personnel to try to retrieve information and find out the full scope of the problem,” he said.
According to “The Times”, the National Council of Chiefs of Police estimates that 213,000 criminal records, 175,000 arrest warrants and 15,000 personal profiles They may have disappeared from the British database.
The leader of the Labor opposition, a lawyer by profession and head of the Public Prosecutors Office for England and Wales between 2008 and 2013, indicated in an interview with Sky News that, “he has been working in criminal justice for many years”, he understands Huh “How important is that information.”
“Some of them (history) correspond to open cases, which are under investigation, so it’s not about the historical archives,” Starr said, Interior Minister asked to “take responsibility” for what happened.