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Incident 11210 Reports
Police Departments Reported ShotSpotter as Unreliable and Wasteful

2012-10-09

ShotSpotter algorithmic systems locating gunshots were reported by police departments for containing high false positive rates and wasting police resources, prompting discontinuation.

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Incident 2559 Reports
Unreliable ShotSpotter Audio Previously Used to Convict Chicago Man in Murder Case

2020-05-31

ShotSpotter audios were previously admitted to convict an innocent Black man in a murder case in Chicago, resulted in his nearly-one-year-long arrest before being dismissed by prosecutors as insufficient evidence.

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Incident 2574 Reports
Police Reportedly Deployed ShotSpotter Sensors Disproportionately in Neighborhoods of Color

2012-05-04

Police departments disproportionately placed ShotSpotter sensors in black and brown neighborhoods, which is denounced by communities for allegedly creating dangerous situations, such as one involving in Adam Toledo's death.

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Incident 4294 Reports
Unreliable ShotSpotter Audio Convicted Black Rochester Man of Shooting Police

2016-04-01

ShotSpotter's "unreliable" audio was used as scientific evidence to accuse and convict a Black man of attempting to shoot Rochester's city police, whose conviction was later reversed by a county judge.

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