Aldermen Seek Public Hearing On Questions About Accuracy Of Police ShotSpotter TechnologyA group of 16 aldermen, most of them members of the City Council's Progressive Caucus, are seeking a public hearing to "assess the reliability of ShotSpotter" technology.
Watchdog Report Finds ShotSpotter Alerts Rarely Lead CPD To Evidence Of Actual Gun Crime"A large percentage of ShotSpotter alerts cannot be connected to any verifiable shooting incident," the report states.
After Finding Out City's $33 Million Contract With ShotSpotter Was Quietly Renewed, Some Aldermen Want To Make Sure Nothing Like It Happens Again Without ReviewThe ShotSpotter system is supposed to help police track gunshots around the city, and our investigators spent months asking if the multimillion-dollar contract for the system would be renewed. Last week, we learned the contract with ShotSpotter already had been renewed – and almost no one knew it.
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CBS 2 Investigation: CPD Extends ShotSpotter Contract With No Public Notice"The city shouldn't be signing multimillion dollar surveillance contracts without any audit, without any public oversight, without any public input."
Chicago Police Video Of Gruesome Humboldt Park Shooting Was Made Public Without City's Permission, CBS 2 Has LearnedChicago Police believe cellphone video of a merciless shooting that left a man dead and a woman critically wounded in Humboldt Park over the weekend will help them catch the suspects. But on Monday, CBS 2 Political Investigator Dana Kozlov learned one video of those crimes that was posted on social media came straight from a city camera – and should never have been made public.
ShotSpotter Gunshot Detection Technology Has Become A Crucial Police Tool In Chicago, But Is It Worth The $33 Million The City Is Paying?CBS 2 has dug into Chicago's contract with ShotSpotter - a high-tech gunshot detection system that can alert police of potential gunfire in seconds.
Chicago Groups: Gunshot Detection Systems UnreliableThe groups and the MacArthur Justice Center at Northwestern University's law school are asking a Cook County judge in a Monday filing to scrutinize the ShotSpotter system to determine if it is "sufficiently trustworthy" to be allowed as evidence in a criminal case.
Police: Shotspotter Leads Officers To Vehicle With Arsenal InsideTechnology helped Chicago Police take ammunition and several weapons off the streets.
10-Year-Old Boy Shot In East ChicagoA 10-year-old boy was shot in East Chicago, Indiana Friday night, according to police.
ShotSpotter Helps Officers Respond Faster, But Puts Them In More Danger, Police SayThe two Chicago Police officers who were fatally struck by a train Monday night were pursuing a shooting suspect after gunfire was detected by a system called ShotSpotter.
ShotSpotter Gunshot Detection Coming To Six More CPD DistrictsThe expansion will begin “imminently,” though there is no official timeline in place, according to department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi.
Another Police District Receives Shotspotter Technology, But It Comes With A Big Price TagAnother Chicago police district is now equipped with crime-fighting tools being credited with driving down the number of shootings in the city.
CPD On ShotSpotter Sensors: 'We Want To Replicate That Success'Chicago Police say shootings dropped in two districts in March -- and they credit that drop, in part, to new strategies and technology.
Chicago Police To Unveil High-Tech Additions To Crime-Fighting PlansPart of the city’s crime-fighting plan is to open two strategic decision support centers, in direct partnership with the University of Chicago Crime Lab.