Keyshan Gayle Death Sparks Action to Bring Shot Spotter Technology to Newburgh Police Force

September 21, 2016 Updated: September 22, 2016

The City of Newburgh shooting death of 18-year-old Newburgh Free Academy student Keyshan Gayle has sparked a conversation about bringing Shot Spotter Technology to the Newburgh police force. 

Shot Spotter Technology detects gunfire by analyzing audio characteristics within the area it is installed. It can help police figure out the type of bullet and gun used, along with the location and frequency of firearm use. Newburgh is seeking to install the technology in an area of four square miles. Without the technology, police are left to solve gun crimes through community reporting.

The mother of Gayle, the City of Newburgh Police Department, and Representative Sean Patrick Maloney are petitioning the Department of Justice to approve funding for the technology.

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