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Expansion of Milwaukee PD's ShotSpotter program gets Assembly vote

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - The Wisconsin Assembly will vote next week on spending $175,000 to help Milwaukee Police know when guns are being shot in certain parts of town.

A year ago, lawmakers rejected a two-year state grant of $445,000 to expand the Police Department's ShotSpotter program. It's designed to help police track down gun criminals, by recording where guns are being shot in a larger part of Milwaukee on a real-time basis.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos announced the upcoming Assembly vote Monday at a news conference in Milwaukee, where Alderman Bob Donovan proposed several anti-crime measures. They include the addition of 250 police officers over the next four years -- up from the 120 extra officers proposed by Mayor Tom Barrett. 

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)