Subscribers only

Gunshot detection technology is under fire

By , Daily Memphian Updated: September 12, 2022 4:00 AM CT | Published: September 12, 2022 4:00 AM CT

ShotSpotter was installed as part of test in Memphis last year, but a lawsuit out of Chicago claims the gunshot detection system isn’t as effective as advertised.


Shotspotter Memphis Police Department Subscriber Only

Thank you for supporting local journalism.

Subscribers to The Daily Memphian help fund our not-for-profit newsroom of nearly 40 local journalists plus more than 20 freelancers, all of whom work around the clock to cover the issues impacting our community. Subscriptions - and donations - also help fund our community access programs which provide free access to K-12 schools, community organizations, and more. Thank you for making our work possible.

Ben Wheeler

Ben Wheeler is an investigative reporter for The Daily Memphian. He previously worked at the Yankton Daily Press and Dakotan and Herald-Citizen.


Want to comment on our stories? Or read the comments of others? Join the conversation by subscribing now. Only subscribers can view or add comments. Our commenting policy can be viewed here