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Aldermen Poised For Long-Awaited Chance To Grill Police Over Controversial ShotSpotter Technology

Two reports have panned the gunshot detecting system as ineffective, kicking up a backlash among activists and some aldermen. 

Citywide

ShotSpotter Alerts Rarely Result In Evidence Of Gun Crime, City Watchdog Says

ShotSpotter is touted by police for its real-time gunshot detection technology, but it has been under scrutiny for months. Previous reports determined it’s too unreliable for routine use.

Citywide

Activists Want City To Cut Ties With ShotSpotter — But Chicago Police Already Extended Its Contract Two More Years

The contract, which was set to expire last week, now runs until August 2023.

Citywide

Chicago Should Cancel ShotSpotter Contract After Report Shows Police Influence On Technology, Activists Say

ShotSpotter is touted by police for its real-time gunshot detection technology, but recent reports have cast doubt on its reliability.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

85 Percent Of ShotSpotter Alerts Are Dead Ends — But Officers Coached To Think They’re Responding To Dangerous Situations, Study Finds

A new analysis argues ShotSpotter is too inaccurate for routine use. But police say the technology speeds up response time to shootings.

Citywide