ShotSpotter Sensors Send SDPD Officers to False Alarms More Often Than Advertised

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ShotSpotter Sensors Send SDPD Officers to False Alarms More Often Than Advertised

Post by Brian » Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:28 am

ShotSpotter Sensors Send SDPD Officers to False Alarms More Often Than Advertised

As San Diego nears the end of its $1 million four-year contract with ShotSpotter, city officials are reconsidering yet another piece of surveillance technology that hasn’t lived up to its promise. Over a hundred cities in the United States have partnered with ShotSpotter to integrate the company’s gunfire-detection sensors into their wider surveillance networks.

In November 2016, San Diego became one of them.

Now, the San Diego Police Department has to decide on whether it’s worth the cost. At least one officer who oversees the sergeant in charge of the ShotSpotter technology doesn’t think so. SDPD plans, in the meantime, to review all relevant crime statistics and work with elected officials to see if ShotSpotter is still in the community’s best interest.
https://www.voiceofsandiego.org/topics/ ... dvertised/

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