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February 16, 2024
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Ex-Chicago top cop reveals why ShotSpotter tech won’t be renewed.

TLDR:

  • Former Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson is speaking out about Mayor Brandon Johnson’s decision not to renew a contract for the CPD technology, ShotSpotter.
  • Eddie Johnson highly recommended the gunshot detection system to then-Mayor Rahm Emanuel, as he believes it was effective in reducing gun violence in certain districts of Chicago.
  • The mayor wants to provide police with time to function without ShotSpotter by extending the contract for six months.
  • While the mayor is committed to extending the contract, the company that owns the technology, SoundThinking, is apparently not.
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