Bit of an technology-woops there.. according to this report seven parole violators were free to walk the streets because the VIC Police could not identify these parole violators succesfully, which may have helped them intervene before killings took place.
"SEVEN parole violators charged with murder were still on the streets at the time of the killings because of a failure in the Victoria Police computer system.
A secret Victoria Police report reveals the murders could have been prevented if police who dealt with the offenders over other matters had known they were on parole.
Senior police were warned 3 1/2 years ago their troubled LEAP computer system's failure to flag a person's parole status could cost lives.
Det-Supt Gerry Ryan, the senior crime department officer who received the latest damning report four months ago, said yesterday the computer issue was "in the process of being resolved".
"It's currently in the process of happening. These things take time unfortunately," he said.
The report was written last December and recommended that "immediate priority" be given to fixing the problem."