- Below are comments from Captain Joyner of Oakland Police Department in partial response to a question from Councilmember McElhaney about the voice recording capabilities--or lack thereof--of ShotSpotter gunshot detection microphones. At the Tuesday, May 13, 2014 Public Safety Committee meeting.
- "There's no thing that's impossible, so I guess if you're a superhacker maybe you might be able to hack into one sensor. But it does not capture voices similar to how you hear right now.
- "Now, in the event that we have gunfire in this particular area, 3 sensors go off, and you hear people yelling? Yes, there will be recordings.
- "There's actually been 2 documented cases here in the City of Oakland which the District Attorney's Office has used for convictions. One was in a murder, and one was an attempted murder of a police officer. So yes, there are documented cases in that regard.
- "But ShotSpotter has gone to great lengths in terms of privacy to make sure that we're not recording our citizens in public, but yes, if there are, the ideal situation: gunshot goes off, 3 sensors activate, and a person's close enough to the sensor where it can be, you can capture voices."
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