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KCPD experiences department-wide computer outage

Posted at 8:32 AM, Jun 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-01 11:30:12-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Sources within the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department confirmed to 41 Action News KCPD computers shut down unexpectedly Friday morning, leaving dispatchers and patrol officers temporarily without some equipment.

The outage happened around 7 a.m.

It did not effect the 911 system and calls were still being answered.  

A police spokesperson tells 41 Action News a computer server shut down unexpectedly. A backup server kicked in, but as a precaution, officers wrote up reports to be entered in when the system was back to normal function.