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Rep. Cohen asks DOJ to investigate possible computer glitches in Shelby County jail, court system

WASHINGTON — Rep. Steve Cohen has asked the Department of Justice to investigate reported glitches in the computer systems for Shelby County Jail and the courts.

The glitches started after administrators installed new technology, and people have reported delays with being processed.

Others have complained of being kept in jail too long after posting bail, false arrests and overcrowding.

“If true, these reports are deeply concerning,” Cohen wrote in a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch. “No one should spend one additional minute, let alone days, in jail when, under law, they are supposed to be free.”