ShotSpotter Credited With Arrest

Though Wayan may have pooh-pooh’d the new ShotSpotter technology in use by DC Police, the system is credited with the swift arrest of a suspect in a muder case this week in Southeast DC. While the system can’t prevent crime, and no surveillance tool is going to be good at crime prevention, it can help quickly draw the police to the scene by pinpointing the location of the shooting allowing authorities to arrive quickly with medical help for the victim and potentially arrive quickly enough to catch the shooter. Unlike the Police cameras that are never monitored, the SpotShotter is system is tied into the police notification system and if resources are immediately available, a rapid response can be made.

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

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