The 'police reform' proposal has been criticized by local activists, who see it as another money grab after last summer's uprisings.
In Chicago, a government watchdog says Shotspotter alerts have only led to evidence of gun crime in 9 percent of cases.
Experts say ShotSpotter is unreliable and disproportionately calls armed police into Black and brown neighborhoods.
Prosecutors in Chicago are being forced to withdraw evidence generated by the technology, which led to the police killing of 13-year-old Adam Toledo earlier this year.
A Motherboard investigation found that ShotSpotter frequently generates false alerts—and it's deployed almost exclusively in non-white neighborhoods.
Local police used $150,000 in COVID relief funds to purchase Boston Dynamics' four-legged robot, Spot.
Seattle Police are testing the BolaWrap, a controversial weapon that mental health experts call 'dehumanizing and cruel.'
The massive camera network is concentrated in predominantly Black and brown neighborhoods, according to a new crowdsourced report.
The company made billions selling body cameras that didn't reduce police killings. Its latest sales pitch is training officers in virtual reality.
Motherboard obtained a secret catalog of surveillance tools advertising covert recording devices disguised as energy drinks, vapes, t-shirts, and more.
Amidst nationwide protests, two audiophiles have designed a defense against LRADs, the militaristic sonic weapons used by police to disperse crowds.