Aurora Sentinel: Police and city officials say a record-keeping backlog reported in a scathing study of the Aurora Police Department has not delayed criminal investigations, contradicting suggestions by the study’s author and raising more questions about the release of the document that preceded Police Chief Vanessa Wilson’s firing.
The study by PRI Management Group sounded the alarm on thousands of police reports which, as of March 11, APD’s records section had yet to “transcribe” — the process of checking reports for form and attaching national crime category numbers that help with the collection of criminal justice statistics.
“We’ve seen this narrative out there that we’re not investigating murder cases,” said Acting Police Capt. Chris Amsler during a Friday interview with The Sentinel. He said he spoke with a lieutenant in the major crimes unit who told him that none of the police reports in the backlog had negatively impacted any murder investigation.
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