Detroit Officials Vote to Expand Police Surveillance Network

Government Technology: The Detroit City Council Tuesday overwhelmingly voted to approve the expansion of one technology and the installation of another, both of which will increase Detroit Police Department’s surveillance capabilities to the concern of some privacy advocates.

Following the council’s 8-1 approval of a four-year, $1.5 million contract proposed by the police department, gunshot detection sound sensors, called ShotSpotter, will be installed in two neighborhoods that span 6½ square miles. The technology is scheduled to go fully live by spring 2021, according to the department.

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