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Mayor Brandon Johnson Cancels ShotSpotter Contract, Fulfilling Major Campaign Promise

Posted on AllSides February 13th, 2024
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Mayor Brandon Johnson announced Tuesday he will not extend the Chicago Police Department’s contract with ShotSpotter, fulfilling a key campaign promise to end the use of the controversial gunshot detection system embraced by police brass even as it was blasted by the city’s watchdog as ineffective. Johnson said in a statement the city will stop using the ShotSpotter technology by Sept. 22 – one month after the Democratic National Convention takes place in Chicago and after the summer months that are often the most violent period of the year. “Moving...

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