Metro plan to install listening technology to track shootings scrapped

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Nashville city leaders have backed out of a plan to install listening technology to track shootings in high crime areas.

 Mayor David Briley’s office has been in talks with a company called ShotSpotter for most of the year. Once the ShotSpotter devices are installed, it sends an alert to police anytime the sound of gunfire is picked up, which would help police respond to the scene quicker.

News4 reached out to the Mayor’s office about the decision, they responded by saying “the year-one money was allocated by council in the budget, ShotSpotter requires two- or three-year contracts. For this reason, we have told ShotSpotter that we are not moving forward at this time.”

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