Jul 262021
 July 26, 2021  Posted by  Court, Surveillance, U.S.

Todd Feathers reports that ShotSpotter data were altered in ways that supported a police version of events in a shooting.  The prosecution has since withdrawn the ShotsSpotter evidence from the case.

“Through this human-involved method, the ShotSpotter output in this case was dramatically transformed from data that did not support criminal charges of any kind to data that now forms the centerpiece of the prosecution’s murder case against Mr. Williams,” the public defender wrote.

Read more on Vice.

Updated on October 12, 2021 to remove the last paragraph which commented on the impression created by Vice’s reporting, and to note that Shotspotter has sued Vice for $300 million for its allegedly defamatory reporting.  The complaint can be found here.

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