- Associated Press - Thursday, April 2, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - The NYPD says new technology has recorded more than 40 shooting incidents in two weeks that had not been reported to 911.

In one incident, 24 shots were fired with a machine gun.

The department’s deputy commissioner for information technology, Jessica Tisch, issued the statistics on the ShotSpotter Flex System.

According to the Wall Street Journal (https://on.wsj.com/1CUHsWa ), Tisch says that so far, the pilot program in the Bronx and Brooklyn has resulted in faster police work. Among other things, it helps officers interview witnesses more quickly.

Last month, Police Commissioner William Bratton predicted the number of confirmed shooting incidents would rise as a result of the technology. He said other cities using it had experienced increases of up to 75 percent.


Information from: The Wall Street Journal, https://www.wsj.com

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