Pittsburgh Police Chief Scott Schubert confirmed Wednesday for the first time that three police software systems the city paid for have never been implemented. Those systems are the same ones named in a recent whistleblower lawsuit as having been paid for and allegedly never finished.
Since September, PublicSource has heard numerous complaints about projects created by a technology firm called B-Three Solutions as well as defenses of the company’s work. But until now, city officials have stopped short of saying if projects described as unfinished in the Feb. 14 lawsuit are actually being used.
In all, the city paid B-Three $335,000 to build those three systems, which are intended to modernize evidence tracking, improve oversight of sensitive criminal investigations and reduce the daily drag of officer paperwork.
The last project, known as the “Daily Activity Sheet,” was fully paid for in late 2015, according to invoices provided by the city. “Evidence Tracking” was fully paid for in 2013 and “Case Management” was fully paid for in 2012.