NYPD: accounting for all the cash we seize would crash our servers

“The New York City Police Department takes in millions of dollars in cash each year as evidence, often keeping the money through a procedure called civil forfeiture. But as New York City lawmakers pressed for greater transparency into how much was being seized and from whom, a department official claimed providing that information would be nearly impossible — because querying the 4-year old computer system that tracks evidence and property for the data would ‘lead to system crashes.'” [Sean Gallagher, ArsTechnica]


  • When the “department official” said “system crashes”, he was referring not to the computer system but to the corruption system.

    • Heh!

  • All that money they stole and they can’t afford a decent data management system? How do they track the payouts to the different players?