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Detroit police show enthusiasm towards ShotSpotter technology as it is up for debate
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Detroit police show enthusiasm towards ShotSpotter technology as it is up for debate

DETROIT – As ShotSpotter becomes more controversial, Detroit police show more enthusiasm about the technology.On Sunday, a local man fired his gun four times at his brother, and police say that the ShotSpotter picked up the gunshots and sent alerts to officers nearby. The alerts came to DPD before anyone called 911, and police arrived at the scene two minutes before someone talked to a dispatcher about the gunshots.Read more: Detroit mayor pushes for ShotSpotter after Sunday’s random shootingsBecause the ShotSpotter picked up the location of where the shots rang out, police could see the gunman running from the scene and helped the victim as soon as possible.AdShotSpotter is being used in two police precincts, and Detroit police want a $7 million expansion of the program. There is contr...