The Brazos County Commission has filed a lawsuit against a Washington D.C. area corporation that has gone out of business before finishing new computer software for the local criminal justice system.
County Judge Duane Peters says AMCAD was paid $2.6 six million dollars.
In addition to the lawsuit, the county is looking into whether they can collect from a $3 million dollar errors and omission policy signed by AMCAD.
The company was supposed to replace the county’s 14 year old software connecting records for law enforcement, courts, and prosecutors.
Peters says support for the current system will continue for another year and a half.
The judge also says department heads met Monday, and during Tuesday’s commission meeting a committee will be formed to consider future options.
The AMCAD contract does not involve any of Brazos County’s other computer software systems.
As of Monday afternoon, AMCAD’s website and social media accounts remained active though the last posts were made in April.
A request for comment to going out of business was made through AMCAD’s website.
Click below for comments from Duane Peters, visiting with WTAW’s Bill Oliver.