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Chicago mayor announces city’s termination of ShotSpotter contract

Posted on AllSides February 14th, 2024
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The city of Chicago will end its relationship with ShotSpotter after the summer ends, announced Mayor Brandon Johnson. On Tuesday morning, the mayor released a statement saying that the city would not renew its contract with SoundThinking, the company behind the gun detection technology, which was set to expire on Friday. He also said the city will fully end its use of it on Sept. 22. “During the interim period, law enforcement and other community safety stakeholders will assess tools and programs that effectively increase both safety and trust, and...

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