“I firmly believe that we have to throw everything that we can at the rise in violent crime right now,” said Council Member Abbie Kamin. “We have a rise homicides. We have a rise in gun violence, and we need to be utilizing any and all tools that we have to address the serious and dangerous activity and protect residents. Period.”
Today Council approved the expansion of the Shotspotter pilot program to assist law enforcement in responding quickly to gun violence in neighborhoods. Every district member voted in support of this technological investment as the city continues to address the rise in homicides and gun violence.