Incident 446: ShotSpotter Failed to Alert Authorities of Mass Shooting in North Carolina

Description: ShotSpotter did not detect gunshots and alert Durham police of a drive-by shooting in Durham, North Carolina which left five people in hospital on New Year's Day.


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Alleged: ShotSpotter developed an AI system deployed by Durham Police Department, which harmed Durham Police Department , mass shooting victims and Durham residents.

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Khoa Lam


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