Sunday, February 14, 2016

Typewriters still a tool for Philly cops, despite $7 million technology investment

Philly cops have Tasers, in-car computers and other innovations, but despite a $7 million, 10-year effort to upgrade they way they write up search warrants and other police paperwork, they're still hunting and pecking on dusty old typewriters, according to an intriguing report former Daily News It's Our Money scribe Juliana Reyes posted today on Technically Philly.

Typewriters still a tool for Philly cops, despite $7 million technology investment

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Philly cops have Tasers, in-car computers and other innovations, but despite a $7 million, 10-year effort to upgrade the way they write up search warrants and other police paperwork, they're still hunting and pecking on dusty old typewriters, according to an intriguing report former Daily News "It's Our Money" scribe Juliana Reyes posted today on Technically Philly.

"Philadelphia police officers, like others in the country’s biggest cities, are still doing some of their most common and important administrative tasks on a communication tool that was first innovative in the 19th century," Reyes writes in the site's second story in a multi-part series examining the state of police technology.

Check out Reyes' report here.

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