Update

Memphis police implement gunshot detection system

By , Daily Memphian Updated: April 02, 2021 8:58 AM CT | Published: April 01, 2021 5:45 PM CT
<strong>Memphis Police Director Michael Rallings announced Thursday, April 1, that the city will use the ShotSpotter surveillance system in high-crime areas to locate the direction of gunshots. The first sensor was installed in the Orange Mound area Wednesday, March 31, and Rallings said it detected shots within an hour of installation.</strong>&nbsp;(Yolanda Jones/Daily Memphian)

Memphis Police Director Michael Rallings announced Thursday, April 1, that the city will use the ShotSpotter surveillance system in high-crime areas to locate the direction of gunshots. The first sensor was installed in the Orange Mound area Wednesday, March 31, and Rallings said it detected shots within an hour of installation. (Yolanda Jones/Daily Memphian)

ShotSpotter is being used by police departments across the U.S. to curb gun violence.

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Yolanda Jones

Yolanda Jones

Yolanda Jones covers criminal justice issues and general assignment news for The Daily Memphian. She previously was a reporter at The Commercial Appeal.

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