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Denver Police Department Continues To Believe In ShotSpotter Technology Despite National Campaign To End Use – CBS Denver

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DENVER (CBS4)– Denver Police started zeroing in on shorts fired around the city using ShotSpotter technology more than six years ago.

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“It gives a coordinate where we are likely to find evidence and I would say the majority of the time we find it exactly where it is supposed to be,” Denver Police Division Chief Ron Thomas said.

Thomas helped secure the Denver City Council’s approval of its use through 2026, extending a contract with the company for those five years, for nearly $5 million.

“We found is that 80% to 90% of the time a ShotSpotter alert even where evidence is found there isn’t a corresponding 911 call,” Thomas said, “I think one of the reasons why people don’t call the police is one I think there may be some fear of retaliation and two it may…

CBS Denver

2022-04-14 22:03:22

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