NYC – LE – Shots in the dark: Wrongful arrests could increase with city’s new gun detection tech, experts say

BROOKLYN PAPER.COM August 17, 2017 – The NYPD announced earlier this month that, by Labor Day, it will outfit the neighborhood with the so-called “ShotSpotter” system.  It’s missing the target. The city’s plan to install gun detection technology in Fort Greene this summer will give cops a new excuse to search and arrest people who aren’t doing anything wrong, legal experts fear. “It’s going to generate a lot of arrests, a lot of collateral damage,” said Scott Cerbin, a Downtown criminal defense attorney. “It will create probable cause to approach and search people when there is none.”   [full article]

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